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Surveillance & Prevention

Surveillance and PreventionCommunicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention (CDSP) is a program comprised of the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) and Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Collaboratives. The EIP is part of a national effort to provide population-based communicable disease data to identify disease patterns, evaluate 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 disease caused by influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) requiring hospital admission, invasive Staphylococcus aureus disease, disease caused by antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria, surveillance for cervical cancer and cervical cancer precursors caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV), and Clostridium difficile in healthcare and community settings.

The work performed in the Center for Community Health & Prevention’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 EIP projects include studies of risk factors for influenza and RSV disease requiring hospital admission, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), Clostridium difficile, and disease caused by drug-resistant gram-bacteria such as negative pseudomanas aeurginosa and Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae 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.