From Dr. Kannan: Our residency's public health committee was recently awarded the Maricopa Medical Foundation's Housestaff Achievement Grant to fund the MIHS Disease Surveillance Project. This project geographically targets disease clusters within our patient population to guide public health response. For our first study, we have identified a neighborhood badly afflicted by an outbreak of Influenza A last season. This cluster is representative of an at-risk population that is a high yield target for a community vaccination project. The grant funds are being used to purchase large quantities of vaccine and to put on a series of vaccination days in this neighborhood throughout the coming two months. We hope to see a significant decrease in the number of cases of Influenza A prompting emergency department consultations through the coming 2015-2016 season.
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