The purpose of this project is to begin the process of developing a consensus definition of core capacities for infectious disease surveillance starting with public health laboratories. A contractor will be hired to develop and pilot test a methodology for assessing necessary public health laboratory capacities and capabilities for select infectious diseases. For the purposes of this proposal, capacity refers to the output of testing or services accomplished over a defined time period; capability refers to a specific activity that will ensure the laboratory's success in conducting infectious disease surveillance.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/30/2001
AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Infectious Diseases
FEDERAL CONTACT: Deborah Deppe, 404-639-4668
PIC ID: 7436
PERFORMER: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC