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Chronic/MCH/Oral Health: CD Capacity Building

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.

Individual chapters include:

  1. Cover Page, Table of Contents, Acknowledgements and Suggested Citation
  2. Chapter 1: Introduction
  3. Chapter 2: Understanding the Job
  4. Chapter 3: Chronic Disease Integration and Collaboration
  5. Chapter 4: System Approaches and the Social Ecological Model
  6. Chapter 5: Evidence-Based Public Health
  7. Chapter 6: Data Governance
  8. Chapter 7: Surveillance—Data Sources and Indicators
  9. Chapter 8: Data Interpretation and Dissemination
  10. Chapter 9: Technical Assistance and Related Programs
  11. Summary
  12. Appendices

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.

For more information about the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Capacity Building Subcommittee and its activities, please contact Jennifer Lemmings or Nikka Sorrells. Click here to view other Chronic Disease/Maternal and Child Health/Oral Health Steering Committee activities.
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