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April 16, 1997

Introduction to Public Health Surveillance Course

JAMA. 1997;277(15):1194. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540390024012

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CDC and Emory University will cosponsor a course to provide public health professionals with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to design, implement, and evaluate effective public health surveillance programs. Designed for public health professionals, "Introduction to Public Health Surveillance" will be held in Atlanta during June 2-6,1997. Topics include overview and history of public health surveillance systems; planning considerations; sources and collection of data; analysis, interpretation, and communication of data; surveillance systems technology; program evaluation; ethics and legalities; state and local concerns; issues in developing countries; and future considerations. There is a tuition charge.

Deadline for application is April 28, 1997. Additional information and applications are available from Department PSB, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 7th Floor, 1518 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322; telephone (404) 727-3485; fax (404) 727-4590; email brachman@sph.emory.edu.