Emerging Infections Program
The New York State Emerging Infections Program (EIP), sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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. The data is used to evaluate public health interventions and inform policy.
The EIP is made up of a network of 10 state health departments (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Tennessee) and their collaboration with academic institutions, federal agencies, public health and clinical laboratories, infection preventionists and healthcare providers.
The University of Rochester is an academic partner working with the New York State Department of Health on EIP projects including studies of risk factors for influenza disease requiring hospital admission, invasive Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridioides difficile in healthcare and community settings.