Public Health Mission
To reduce morbidity and mortality among immigrants, refugees, travelers, expatriates, and other globally mobile populations, and to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases through regulation, science, research, preparedness, and response.
To prevent the introduction, transmission, and interstate spread of communicable diseases into the United States and its territories.
DGMQ achieves its mission through Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health, Quarantine and Border Health Services, Travelers' Health, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Community Interventions for Infection Control, and United States-Mexico Health activities.
Call for Submissions for Public Health's Widcked Problems: Can InfoVis Save Lives? Workshop
Many public health problems, such as the global migration of disease, obesity epidemic, HIV/STI transmission, and environmental hazards are called “wicked” due to their complexity. To make decisions about when and where to deploy resources, public health practitioners need new tools to integrate multiple sources of data. The field of information visualization (InfoVis) could offer entirely new ways of representing, seeing, and solving population-based health problems. The goal of the workshop is to bring together public health and information visualization experts to discuss how the fields can come together to generate new tools for public health problems. Workshop organizers are soliciting full papers and extended abstracts or presentations across the range of focus areas of visualization. To learn more, visit Public Health's Wicked Problems: Can InfoVis Save Lives? - Call for Submissions.
CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Highlights Travel-Related Diseases
The July 19, 2013 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) examines travel-related illnesses using the GeoSentinel Surveillance System. Geosentinel is a clinic-based global system that tracks infectious diseases and other health issues in returned travelers, foreign visitors, and immigrants. GeoSentinel has 54 travel and tropical medicine clinics worldwide that electronically submit demographic, travel, and diagnosis data for all patients with travel-related health conditions. To learn more, visit: Surveillance for Travel-Related Disease — GeoSentinel Surveillance System, United States, 1997–2011.
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Organization
The Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) is one of 6 divisions within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). To learn more about each branch and program, read About the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, or click an area of interest in the chart below.