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The Epidemiology Program strives to optimize the health of Georgians by preventing and mitigating certain communicable and/or notifiable infectious diseases.
In following the Georgia Department of Public Health’s mission, we are dedicated to using epidemiological methods to:
- Conduct surveillance of infectious diseases in order to assess changes and trends in disease occurrence, natural history, and pathways of exposure.
- Identify and respond to emerging infectious disease threats by participating in disease surveillance.
- Provide support to county health departments and private partners in identifying training and resource needs, developing guidelines for and investigating outbreaks or increases in endemic rates of disease, developing educational and training materials, and collecting and disseminating data.
- Publish and disseminate public health information: statistical reports, annual county report cards, and other educational materials.
- Participate in preparedness planning, response and recovery efforts.
For more information on epidemiological services, please call:
478-275-6545 or 1-800-453-4504.