[PNWHEALTH] FW: CDC Announces First Ever Agency-Wide Research
Agenda-- in Sea ttle March 24th
Deanne.Boisvert at METROKC.GOV
Mon Mar 7 15:31:00 PST 2005
Regional meeting is March 24 in Seattle with registration beginning March
11. Great opportunity to get to the table to highlight needs for injury and
violence prevention research and to strengthen community partnerships in
conducting the research.
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Subject: CDC Announces First Ever Agency-Wide Research Agenda
For Immediate Release Contact: CDC Media Relations
March 3, 2005 404-639-3286
CDC ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER AGENCY-WIDE RESEARCH AGENDA
Four Opportunities in March for Input
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic
Substance and Disease Registry today announced it is developing the first
agency-wide research agenda in the history of CDC/ATSDR. The new agenda
will set the overall course for both research conducted within the agency,
and for research conducted by external grantees and partners.
"The primary objective of CDC's research agenda will be to address the
agency's health protection goals and priorities," said Dr. Robert Spengler,
CDC's director of the Office of Public Health Research. "We envision a
CDC-wide research agenda that can coordinate, support and promote the
collective research that the agency conducts or supports."
The research agenda will identify areas that CDC should address or
coordinate with other partners in protecting the nation's health; provide
incentives for expanded research funding; fill critical knowledge gaps that
help achieve health protection goals; and provide evidence to improve
existing or establish new public health interventions.
CDC is currently spending approximately $31 million for the protection
research initiative. Last year $21.7 million was allocated through 57
grants to promote and support research initiatives in various areas
including a study of worksite fitness for African American Women with
Atlanta's Emory University and a study of preventing tobacco use in young
Latino workers with Houston's Baylor University.
Health protection research conducted by CDC and partners will focus on
beating some of the nation's most tenacious health problems: infectious
disease, birth defects, and obesity. In addition research interventions
will improve public health interventions to further reduce the risk factors
associated with the leading causes of death and illness, including heart
disease, cancer, and diabetes-these diseases account for 7 of every 10
deaths and affect the quality of life of 90 million Americans.
"Input from our partners and the public is vital to the agenda's content
development; the research agenda will provide vision and coordination and
ensure that CDC's work continues to be responsive to the public health needs
and priorities of the public at large," Spengler added.
To help get public input, the CDC will sponsor Research Agenda Development
Public Participation Meetings at four locations across the country.
Participants must register to attend. The public participation locations
and registration dates are:
March 8, 2005, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Hilton Crystal City Hotel at Ronald
Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202;
telephone 703-418-6800. Registration begins immediately.
March 18, 2005, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., National Center for Primary Care at
Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310;
telephone 404-756-5740. Registration begins March 4, 2005.
March 24, 2005, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Crowne Plaza Seattle, 1113 Sixth
Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101; telephone 206-464-1980. Registration begins
March 11, 2005.
March 31, 2005, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 350 North High Street,
Columbus, OH, 43215; telephone 614-463-1234. Registration begins March 18,
The research agenda will directly influence the selection and implementation
of community and national programs that protect the health of children,
adolescents, adults and older adults as well as the public-at-large from
terrorism, infectious, occupational, and environmental threats.
The first draft of the agenda will be developed by CDC staff, researchers,
organizational partners and the public, and is expected to be available for
public comment in June and completed in August.
More information on the CDC-Wide Research Agenda may be found on-line at the
CDC Office of Public Health Research (OPHR) Website, www.cdc.gov/od/ophr
More detailed information on CDC Goals established in 2004 may be found at:
Interested persons can register by visiting
<http://www.maximumtechnology.com/cdcreg.htm> or by contacting:
Ms. Mollie Ergle, Meeting Coordinator, Office of Public Health Research,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail Stop E-72 1600 Clifton Rd.
NE Atlanta, GA 30333, Email: mergle at cdc.gov Phone: 404-498-0132;
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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