EIP Network Activities
EIP activities address surveillance, applied research, and enhanced and flexible public health practice. These population-based surveillance efforts generate reliable estimates of the incidence of certain infections and provide the foundation for a variety of epidemiologic studies to explore risk factors, spectrum of disease, and prevention strategies.
Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs)
ABCs is a surveillance system for invasive bacterial pathogens. ABCs provides an infrastructure for further public health research, including special studies aimed at identifying risk factors for disease, post-licensure evaluation of vaccine efficacy, and monitoring effectiveness of prevention policies.
Read publications about ABCs produced by members of the EIP Network.
Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
CMV surveillance addresses the lack of a validated test to screen for CMV by establishing the clinical sensitivity of using dried blood spots, which is routinely used to screen for a variety of other birth defects.
Read publications about CMV produced by members of the EIP Network.
COVID-19 Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET)
COVID-NET is a population-based surveillance system for laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-associated hospitalizations among children and adults. The current network covers 99 counties in the 10 EIP sites and counties in 4 additional states (Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Utah). The network represents approximately 10% of the U.S. population. The goals of COVID-NET include estimating overall and age-specific COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates, as well as describing the characteristics, clinical features, and clinical course of people hospitalized with COVID-19 infection. COVID-NET data are displayed on the COVID Data Tracker and summarized in weekly updates of the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review.
Read publications about COVID-NET produced by members of the EIP Network.
Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet)
FoodNet tracks trends for infections commonly transmitted through food. FoodNet estimates the number of foodborne illnesses, monitors trends in incidence of specific foodborne illnesses over time, attributes illnesses to specific foods and settings, and disseminates this information.
Read publications about FoodNet produced by members of the EIP Network.
Healthcare Associated Infections—Community Interface (HAIC)
HAIC projects gather information about emerging healthcare associated infection threats, advanced infection tracking methods, and antibiotic resistance in the United States.
Read publications about invasive Staphylococcus aureus infection tracking, the Multi-site Gram-negative Surveillance Initiative, and Clostridioides difficile infection tracking.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Impact Monitoring Project (HPV-IMPACT)
HPV-IMPACT is a surveillance project for high-grade cervical lesions that could progress to invasive cervical cancer if left untreated. Data from HPV-IMPACT also allows scientists to monitor the impact of the HPV vaccination program in the United States and evaluate vaccine effectiveness.
Read publications about HPV-IMPACT produced by members of the EIP Network.
Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network (FluSurv-NET)
FluSurv-NET conducts surveillance for laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations in children and adults. FluSurv-NET sites also conduct influenza vaccine effectiveness evaluations among groups for which Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends annual vaccination.
Read publications about FluSurv-NET produced by members of the EIP Network.
Prion surveillance detects or monitors the continued absence of new forms of human prion disease and provides data on the background incidence and trends of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in order to inform prion disease-related public health policies.
Read publications about Prion surveillance produced by members of the EIP Network.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Hospitalization Surveillance Network (RSV-NET)
RSV-NET is a population-based surveillance system for laboratory-confirmed RSV-associated hospitalizations in children and adults. The current network covers over 75 counties in the 10 EIP sites and counties in two additional states (Michigan and Utah). The network represents approximately 8.7% of U.S. population. The goals of RSV-NET include estimating overall and age-specific RSV-associated hospitalization rates, as well as describing the characteristics, clinical features, and clinical course of people hospitalized with RSV infection.
Read publications about RSV-NET produced by members of the EIP Network.
TickNET fosters collaboration between state health departments, academic centers, and CDC to conduct surveillance and prevent tickborne diseases. TickNET does this by conducting laboratory surveys, high-quality prevention trials, and pathogen discovery.
Read publications about TickNET produced by members of the EIP Network.