A History of Success: Investigating and Responding to Public Health Threats Since 1951
EIS has nearly a 70-year history of success in training disease detectives. EIS officers step up at a moment’s notice to investigate public health threats in the United States and around the world. From the Smallpox eradication initiation in the 1960’s to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, EIS officers have been called upon to help CDC protect people and save lives.
A Snapshot of Public Health Achievements pdf icon[2 MB, 10 Pages, 508] highlights milestone investigations that improved health, made a difference in thousands of lives, and effected change in communities and entire countries.
Worn out shoe leather with a prominent hole worn through has been a recurring visual theme of EIS through the decades, a reference to the practice of EIS officers personally investigating disease outbreaks at the local population level, in all parts of the world.