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Strengthening Health Surveillance through the Development of Interagency Relationships


Introduction: response to this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CSTE, and the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) members created the Poison Center Public Health Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP acts as a platform, to facilitate sharing experiences, identify best practices, and develop relationships among federal agencies, state and local health departments (HD), and PCs. Since its inception, the CoP garnered over 250 members, hosted more than 25 webinars regarding PC-HD collaborations, and produced five newsletters highlighting subjects pertinent to PC and HD personnel. To date, the CoP's primary focus has been to strengthen PC-HD partnerships; however, recent events highlight opportunities to expand the public health impact of the CoP. In this roundtable, we will discuss how the CoP was leveraged by federal and state health agencies to build new multidisciplinary and inter-agency relationships and how these experiences have led to the proposed guidance.

Objective: - To discuss the development of a set of tools for interagency collaborations on health surveillance - To determine the core contents of the tools based on known gaps in health surveillance - To determine collaborators in development and timelines for completion

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