Contributors

CDC/ATSDR Committee on Community Engagement
Michael T. Hatcher (Chair), Public Health Practice Program Office
James S. Belloni, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Leslie C. Campbell, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Sandee Coulberson, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Conrad P. Ferrara, National Immunization Program
Robert A. Hahn, Epidemiology Program Office
Cheryl Lackey, National Center for Infectious Diseases
Letitia Presley-Cantrell, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Kathryn J. Rauch, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
Arthur V. Schletty, National Center for Environmental Health
Terrie D. Sterling, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Editorial and Research Staff
(Academy for Educational Development)
Sharon R. Novey
Phyllis E. Kaye
Sarah Brookhart


Consultants to Staff
(Academy for Educational Development)
Coralee Hoffman
Eileen Madden DíAndrea
Donna Ruscavage
Brian Southwell
Anne Rodgers
Juan Carlos Cordovez


External Reviewers
Robert M. Goodman, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Community Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University.

Patrick Lenihan, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health.


Publication Development
This publication was developed as part of the CDC Assessment Initiative in recognition that community involvement is essential in identification of health concerns and actions to resolve those concerns. Publication development was a cooperative effort between the Committee for Community Engagement (of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) and the Academy for Educational Development (AED). AED services were provided under Contract No. 200-91-0906. This publication is in the public domain and may be reprinted or copied without permission.


About the Developers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the Nationís prevention agency. Its mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a federal public health agency. Its mission is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment.

The Academy for Educational Development is an independent, nonprofit organization addressing health and human development needs through education, communication, and technical assistance.

Back For further information on community collaboration, visit the Public Health Practice Program Office Internet site at www.cdc.gov/phppo/ or contact Michael Hatcher at Mail Stop K39, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Atlanta, GA., 30341-3724 or email mth1@cdc.gov.