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Staying Ahead of the Curve: Modeling and Public Health Decision-Making

URL 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPfehEIPdWQ

Date Developed: 01/19/2016. Source: Centers for Disease Control-Public Health Grand Rounds. Presenter(s): Richard Hatchett, MD; Daniel Jernigan, MD; Martin Meltzer, PhD; Lauren Ancel Meyers, PhD . Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

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Where are infections spreading? How many people will be affected? What are some different ways to stop the spread of an epidemic? In a process known as modeling, scientists analyze data using complex mathematical methods to provide answers to these and other questions during an emergency response. Models provide the foresight that can help decision makers better prepare for the future.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.