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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
April 4, 2001

Introduction to Public Health Surveillance Course

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001American Medical AssociationThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

JAMA. 2001;285(13):1699-1700. doi:10.1001/jama.285.13.1699-JWR0404-3-1

MMWR. 2001;50:149

CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will co-sponsor a course, "Introduction to Public Health Surveillance" during June 18-22, 2001, in Atlanta, Georgia. The course is designed for state and local public health professionals.

The course will provide practicing public health professionals with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to design, implement, and evaluate effective surveillance programs. Topics include overview and history of surveillance systems; planning considerations; sources and collection of data; analysis, interpretation, and communication of data; surveillance systems technology; ethics and legalities; state and local concerns; and future considerations. There is a tuition charge.

Deadline for application is May 4. Additional information and applications are available from Emory University, International Health Dept. (PIA), 1518 Clifton Road N.E., Room 746, Atlanta, GA 30322; telephone (404) 727-3485; fax (404) 727-4590; or World-Wide Web site,*; or e-mail

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