A Message from the Editor
February 3, 2010
Following its 2006 "National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health," HHS launched the "National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities." The "National Plan for Action," a component of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, has been cleared by the Office of the Secretary for public comment. CDC encourages its partners to comment on the plan. The deadline for comments is February 12, 2010.
Salmonella Montevideo Outbreak
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella serotype Montevideo infections. As of January 25, 2010, a total of 189 individuals infected with a matching strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 40 states since July 1, 2009. >> read the full text
HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Choice and a Lifestyle
February 7 marks the tenth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD); a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among Blacks in the United States. The theme for NBHAAD 2010 is "HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Choice and a Lifestyle.” Promote NBHAAD within your organization. Organizations and agencies are getting involved in support of NBHAAD across the nation. >>read the full text
CDC: A Continued Presence in Haiti
CDC experts have developed a public health surveillance instrument with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Incident Response Coordination Team, the Haitian Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization for ongoing assessments of numbers and types of cases of disease, injury and other health conditions. The form is being piloted over the next week in hospitals and other health facilities engaged in surveillance activities across Haiti. >>read the full text
Events and Seminars
All events and seminars listed are open to CDC's partners. For more information, contact the POC listed. >> read the full text
Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections
Sponsored by CDC, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., and the Infectious Diseases Society of America
27th Annual BRFSS Conference
Sponsored by CDC’s Division of Behavioral Surveillance
2010 CDC Disease Detective Camp
Sponsored by CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum in association with the Smithsonian Institution
Application Deadline: April 2; Camp Dates: June 21–25; July 19–23
Former CDC Director James L. Goddard, 86, died Dec. 18, 2009, at a hospital in Laguna Hills, Calif.
Former CDC employee Betty Plumley Nix, age 84 of Lawrenceville, died on December 31, 2009.
CDC Partnership Matters: Reader's Feedback
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