3211.0 Public Health Ethics and Institutional Capacity at CDC

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This panel presentation will provide an overview of public health ethics activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This will include information about efforts at CDC to build capacity for addressing ethical concerns that arise from the practice of public health, including providing training to CDC staff and establishing a public health ethics consultation service. Several practical examples of our public health ethics work at CDC will be described, including the development of a web-based course, the initiation of a 2-year public health ethics fellowship pilot program with Tuskegee University, the application of ethical principles to CDCís work on prevention of HIV and STDs, and the development of ethics guidance relating to use of public health tools for limiting travel restriction tools
Session Objectives: 1: Describe CDC efforts at building public health ethics capacity throughout the agency; 2: Explain how collaboration between a federal public health agency and an academically oriented bioethics center can be mutually beneficial.; 3: Identify how public health ethics principles have been applied in two different public health practice areas at CDC.

CDC-Tuskegee public health ethics fellowship pilot
Leonard W. Ortmann, PhD, Drue Barrett, PhD, Brandy Wright, MPH, Elinor Greene, PhD, Denise Koo, MD, MPH and Mehran Massoudi, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Ethics SPIG

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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