PHI-13.1 Increase the proportion of State Epidemiologists with formal training in epidemiology in State public health agencies
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of State Epidemiologists that have received formal training in epidemiology
Number of State Epidemiologists
From the 2009 Epidemiology Capacity Assessment:
What is the highest level of epidemiology training you have received?
- PhD, DrPh, other doctoral degree in Epidemiology
- Professional background (e.g., MD, DO, DVM, DDS, etc) with a dual degrees in Epidemiology
- MPH, MSPH, other master degree in Epidemiology
- BA, BS, other bachelor degree in Epidemiology
- Completed formal training program in Epidemiology (e.g., EIS)
- Completed some coursework in Epidemiology
- Received on the job training in Epidemiology
- No formal training in Epidemiology (i.e., epidemiologist does not fit into any of the above categories)
Formal training includes either academic coursework or other training in epidemiology (e.g., the EIS program). On the job training is not considered formal training for this indicator.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.