Epidemiology

Webinar Recording: Antibiotic Stewardship and Sepsis: A Balancing Act

Hosted in December 2019 by Sepsis Alliance, this webinar presented an overview of antibiotic stewardship and recent research regarding antibiotic treatments and sepsis care. Speakers discussed strategies to prevent antibiotic resistance and provide optimal care for…

Cross-training for Epidemiology Surge Capacity: Lessons and Tools from Delaware General Health District

Whether monitoring travelers for Ebola, managing a large-scale foodborne outbreak, investigating environmental exposures, or identifying the unknown cause of an illness, during an outbreak or event, epidemiology and infectious disease staff at local health departments…

ELC Directly Funded Cities Share Resources for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur in about one out of every 31 hospital patients. In 2015, the last year for which data are available, this resulted in 72,000 deaths attributed to HAIs. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a…

Developing Regional Antibiograms to Monitor Resistance Patterns

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to the public’s health, and local health departments (LHDs) have become increasingly involved to ensure their communities are prepared. LHDs serve as community chief health strategists and are uniquely…

Apply for Emerging Threats (Hepatitis C, Syphilis and/or Zika) Field Support for Local Health Departments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting applications from local health departments (LHDs) that would like to receive supplemental contractual field support in communities that have high burden and risk for pregnant…