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1) Ma Joanna Riza Jamco
Mon Oct 31, 2016 at 5:13 pm
In what way does the public health department work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in providing information on local outbreaks and receiving information from the CDC on possible concerns for their geographic regions?
Answer: The CDC works with partners at the local, state and national level to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. The agency also leads public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities and environmental health threats (Lurie, Wesserman, Stoto & Myers, 2004). A good example would be the whopping cough and measles outbreak in WA a couple of years ago. The CDC assisted with disease surveillance, which helped create a preparedness and containment strategy for healthcare organizations around the state.
Discuss your thoughts about the role of disease registries in supporting population health and future public health initiatives.
Answer: A registry is a list of patients and their relevant clinical data that can be sorted by a condition or set of conditions in order to improve and monitor the care of the population. Healthcare organizations that have a well-organized disease registry are more prepared when it comes to controlling future outbreaks since they have data they can look at and create strategies from.
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