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Clinician network created for bioterrorism info
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established partnerships with national clinician organizations for the purpose of timely communication of information on disease outbreaks and terrorism events.
This outreach effort to clinicians, Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA), is designed to:
The CDC communicates with these partners via monthly conference calls and weekly e-mail updates. Partner organizations, in turn, serve as networks for dissemination of CDC communications to their memberships.
Conference calls serve as a venue for clinician partners to question CDC experts and to provide input to the CDC about their needs and concerns.
In the event of an urgent or emergency situation, these communications with partners are more frequent.
For more information on COCA, go to www.bt.cdc.gov/coca/index.asp.