EpiCore: Harnessing a Network of Health Professionals for Verification of Public Health Events
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
Aug 23, 2017
- EpiCore has brought together a network of health, animal, and environmental health professionals that extends around the global, particular in areas where diseases could spread most rapidly and harm large populations.
- Network members bring diverse types of expertise and work in various sectors, including government and inter-government, non-governmental and non-profit, and private.
- RFIs have included public health events in 95 countries, with known and unknown etiology and infectiousness, and affecting various susceptible populations.
- On average, members responded to RFIs within nearly one day of issuance, verifying over a quarter of RFIs as either a public health event or non-event.
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