The Chronic Disease Epidemiology Capacity Building Subcommittee focuses on efforts to build capacity for chronic disease epidemiology. The subcommittee developed an orientation manual for chronic disease epidemiologists, that provides guidance on the skills and knowledge with which chronic disease epidemiologists should be familiar. This information will encourage more uniform knowledge among chronic disease epidemiologists. The manual includes a guide for understanding the roles of a chronic disease epidemiologists; collaborating and integration with other programs; technical challenges faced by chronic disease epidemiologists including the identification of data sources and indicators; and data interpretation and dissemination. Access a full copy of Chronic Disease Epidemiology Orientation Manual: A Resource for Applied Epidemiologists.
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The subcommittee also develop a chronic disease module that was included in the 2013 Epidemiology Capacity Assessment to gather more specific data about the chronic disease epidemiology workforce. Finding from this module were published in the 2013 National Assessment of Epidemiology Capacity: Findings and Recommendations for Chronic Disease, Maternal and Child Health, and Oral Health.
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