Major organization : COUNCIL OF STATE AND TERRITORIAL EPIDEMIOLOGISTS (CSTE
She has served as a CSTE
Executive Board member for the past three years, steering committee activities, leading organizational decisions, communicating with national partners and federal leaders, and lending expertise on public health topics.
requested chikungunya virus disease, dengue-like illness, and non-hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (non-HPS) hantavirus infection be added to the list of nationally notifiable infectious diseases and conditions.
The large base of the existing people certified on ISTQB (Practitioner), IIST (CST) and QAI certification (CSTE
) now have an avenue to upgrade and certify themselves in the managerial level with the launch of CMST.
In response to the training needs identified by this assessment, CSTE
, CDC, and Association of Schools of Public Health developed a 2-year applied epidemiology training fellowship that places trainees in state health departments.
is a non-profit organization that represents over 1,700 public health epidemiologists in all states and territories and provides technical advice and assistance to partner organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thus, the MMWR NNDSS Tables I and II use 2011 and 2012 "N" indicators reported directly to CDC and not from the CSTE
"Building epidemiology capacity to anticipate this threat should be among our nation's highest public health priorities," says CSTE
Executive Director Dr.
The main objectives of the periodic CSTE
ECAs are to count and characterize the state-level epidemiology workforce and to measure current epidemiology capacity by program area.
In the CSTE
survey, 34 (67%) states responded that their laboratory surveillance system would be adequate to detect a new pandemic virus, with 29 (57%) states indicating that their disease surveillance system would be adequate.
After pilot testing, CSTE
made the assessment available online to all states during April 2010.
The surveillance case definitions adopted for these conditions are listed in their respective CSTE
position statements (1,2) and are posted in the case definitions section of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) website (3).