0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Tons of Work Go Into CDC's Ounces of Prevention

Marsha Goldsmith; Andrew Skolnick
JAMA. 1990;263(19):2596-2597. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440190052022.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

"THE IMMUNIZATION program in the United States is an extraordinary success story," says Alan R. Hinman, MD, director of the Center for Prevention Services. "As a result of widespread use of vaccine in childhood, we are now at record or near-record low levels for most of the vaccine-preventable diseases." Making sure that record stands is the main task of this center, one of the larger ones at the CDC, with nearly 1000 employees and $400 million per year for prevention programs.

More than half the center's employees work outside Atlanta, assigned as public health advisors to state and local health departments. Carrying out research and surveillance of disease patterns across the country helps the center to develop interventions. Through technical and financial assistance, the center helps states and cities to implement the interventions and to coordinate their activities. The center also evaluates the impact of these programs.

"Success in immunization requires an adequate information base," says Walter A. Orenstein, MD, director of the

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();