Our center is conducting a needs assessment to understand perceived gaps in training and workforce needs relating to vector-borne disease and public health. Information gained from the needs assessment will be used to develop a PacVec short-course training curriculum to meet the needs of vector control and public health agencies and to expand the potential recruitment pool for the vector control workforce. Please circulate this needs assessment among your networks within the Pacific Southwest. Participate in the needs assessment by Friday, September 18th, 2020!
We strengthen the capacity to prevent and respond to emerging vector-borne diseases in the Southwestern U.S. and Pacific Islands.
The Pacific Southwest is a region with diverse ecological landscapes, ranging from cool temperate forests to dry, hot deserts, making the region highly susceptible to invasive vectors, exotic pathogens such as Zika virus, and several endemic pathogens transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks. Our center involves a diverse group of professionals, ranging from researchers to public health experts, to address these public health challenges.
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