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State-based occupational health surveillance meeting: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, R13-OH-009930, 2014 Jun; :1-11
Epidemiologists working in public health agencies have primary responsibility for surveillance and devising prevention programs that enable the entire community to be healthy. Surveillance provides the foundation for developing public health responses to occupational-related disease or injury threats. Each year, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) hosts a conference for its members and partners working in state, local, tribal, territorial and federal health agencies. The conference serves as the largest meeting of applied epidemiologists in the country, hosting 1,000 epidemiologists and promotes collaboration and sharing of public health epidemiology findings. In conjunction with this conference, CSTE hosts an annual meeting of state-based occupational health epidemiologists and other professionals (Occupational Health Surveillance Meeting). This meeting provides a forum for information sharing and networking of professionals working in occupational health surveillance and epidemiology. This project provides support to state, local, and territorial practitioners to attend the CSTE Annual Conference and state-based occupational health surveillance (SBS) meeting. The SBS meeting, held in conjunction with the annual CSTE conference, aims to: 1) Provide a resource dense forum and educational experience for occupational health epidemiologists to present and discuss findings and recommendations on occupational health topics during preconference workshops, plenary discussion, breakout and poster sessions, and roundtable discussions; 2) Provide an environment for networking with peers working in state, local, and federal health agencies to promote information sharing within the occupational health community and collaboration between occupational health and other public health disciplines; and 3) Support policy discussions, including, nationally notifiable diseases and conditions, electronic health records, electronic disease reporting, surveillance systems initiatives and CSTE Position Statements.
Epidemiology; Public-health; Surveillance-programs
Letitia K. Davis, SCD, EdM, Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
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Final Grant Report
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Grant-Number-R13-OH-009930; M102014
NIOSH Division
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Performing Organization
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists