Epidemiology and Surveillance

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Health Service Regions 2 & 3
Public Health Preparedness Program

Vision Statement:

The Epidemiology program is a highly proactive team that responds rapidly and effectively to any infectious disease outbreak or act of bioterrorism in Department of State Health Services, Health Service Regions 2 & 3.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Epidemiology program is to promote the health and well-being of residents. This accomplished in several ways to include:

  • Maintaining ongoing surveillance of current health status and disease trends in the region,
  • Investigation of disease outbreaks in the region,
  • Implementation of steps to control and prevent future disease outbreaks in the region, and
  • Bioterrorism preparedness and emergency response planning.
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Last updated April 13, 2011