Communicable Disease Surveillance & Prevention

Communicable Disease Surveillance and Prevention

The Communicable Disease Surveillance and Prevention (CDSP) is a program comprised of the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) and Healthcare Associated Infections Preventions (HAI) Collaboratives. The EIP is part of a national effort to provide population-based communicable disease data for surveillance of disease patterns, evaluation of vaccine programs, and to identify populations at risk for severe infection and those in need of screening and preventive care.

EIP projects include studies of risk factors for influenza disease requiring hospital admission, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile in healthcare and community settings.

The work performed in the Center for Community Health’s Emerging Infections Program (EIP) and the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Collaborative groups serves as a foundation for research studies and informs public health practice and policy at the local, state and national levels.

Communicable Disease and Surveillance Program Overview

Emerging Infections Programs (EIP)

Our Emerging Infections Program (EIP) projects include studies of risk factors for influenza disease requiring hospital admission, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile in healthcare and community settings.

HAI Prevention Collaboratives (HAI)

The Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Collaborative develops quality assessment methods to monitor infections of interest to our surrounding community.

Contact Us

Contact the Communicable Disease Surveillance and Prevention program at (585) 224-3075 or by email at Center for Community Health.