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PHR Webinar: A New Strategy for Public Health Surveillance at CDC: Improving National Surveillance Activities and Outcomes

ASPPH will host the Public Health Reports meet the author webinar series on CDC’s new strategies for public health surveillance. Public health surveillance is the cornerstone of public health practice and can be defined as the systematic, ongoing collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of data followed by the dissemination of these data to public health programs to stimulate public health action. On Tuesday, November 18th, 2:00- 3:00 p.m. Eastern, experts in surveillance strategy discussing how surveillance data is crucially important to inform policy changes, guide new program interventions, sharpen public communications, and help agencies assess research investments. The presenters will describe the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new strategy for federally supported public health surveillance activities. The new strategy focuses on what CDC must do inside and outside the agency to encourage progress in the field, working side by side with its state, territorial, local, and tribal partners. To learn more and to register for this webinar on November 18, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, click here to register, or go directly to Please note there are only 1,001 spots available, and registration fills quickly.

Presenters for this webinar include:

Chesley Richards, MD, MPH
Director, Office of Public Health Scientific Services

Perry F. Smith, MD
Research Professor, State University of New York at Albany, former New York State Epidemiologist

Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH
Director, Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services