Thursday, December 12, 2013; 9:50 – 11:10am
Grand Ballroom A
Amy Wolkin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ekta Choudhary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Michael Heumann, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Robert Mathes, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Sharon Watkins, Florida Department of Health
The importance of post-disaster surveillance has increased with the massive impact recent disasters have had on affected populations’ health. In 2012, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) assessed state-level disaster epidemiologic capacity with a focus on surveillance. Concurrently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the Disaster Epidemiology Community of Practice (DE CoP), which serves as a forum for public health practitioners to share information, including resources related to post-disaster surveillance. This panel will present the results of the CSTE 2012 assessment and will provide an overview of resources available to epidemiologists for post-disaster surveillance.
Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2014; 6(1).