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Emerging Infections Program

About Us

In response to the threat of emerging infectious diseases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) in 1995 to develop centers of excellence in infectious disease surveillance and applied public health research in selected state health departments across the United States.

The Emerging Infections Program is part of Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention in the Center for Public Health Practice.

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Oregon is currently one of 10 states funded by CDC to participate in the EIP network, along with CA, CO, CT, GA, MD, MN, NM, NY, OR, and TN and their collaborators in local health departments, academic institutions, other federal agencies, public health and clinical laboratories, infection preventionists and health care providers.


The cornerstone of the program is its emphasis on active population-based surveillance for infections of public health importance; these surveillance data are used to generate reliable estimates of the incidence of these infections and provide the starting point for further exploration of risk factors, spectrum of disease and better strategies for prevention and control.

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Emerging Infections Program
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 772
Portland, OR 97232

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM