Navigation Links
CDC and Retail Health Clinic Leaders Explore Improving Prevention, Surveillance and Emergency Response
Date:4/15/2008

PHILADELPHIA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Convenient Care Association (CCA), a non-profit organization representing the rapidly growing retail-based clinic industry, today announces it is in ongoing discussions with leaders and scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to explore partnership opportunities to expand avenues for delivering preventive health services.

During a recent meeting, the group also explored the potential involvement of retail-based convenient care clinics in the nation's network of surveillance systems for detection and response to disease outbreaks and crises. In addition to detection, this network would offer many new venues for dispensing countermeasures.

"To date the convenient care industry has recorded three million visits and is expected to serve an additional 3.5 million consumers by 2009. Currently consisting of nearly a thousand clinics in 36 states, the number of clinics is expected to double by the end of 2009," said CCA Executive Director Tine Hansen-Turton.

"CCA is pleased that these discussions are underway, as this represents an important opportunity to leverage our national network of easily accessible healthcare facilities to improve public health outcomes and reduce costs," said CEO of RediClinic and President of the CCA Web Golinkin.

"Our ability to see early indicators of infection in easily accessed and diverse locations around the country makes us a strong ally for public health," noted CEO of MinuteClinic Michael Howe. "In addition, in the event of a health crisis, our locations and distribution systems are well-suited for the rapid delivery of countermeasures."

These opportunities are supported by research from the New England Complex Systems Institute that documents the need for a network that can deliver high-volume, low-complexity, high-impact preventive services. "The characteristics of the retail-based convenient care clinics match this need," according to president of the institute Yaneer Bar-Yam, Ph.D. "Their distinct capabilities complement those of traditional providers."

Bradley A. Perkins, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for CDC adds, "I am excited and optimistic about the potential for collaborating with CCA to increase access to preventive services for the nation's population routinely as well as in times of crisis."


'/>"/>
SOURCE Convenient Care Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Health Corp. Announces the Addition of Hannaford Bros., Kash N Karry and Sweet Bay Supermarkets to its Retail Outlets
2. NFL-Themed Milk Touches Down in Schools and Retail Grocery Stores
3. Retailers Welcome Senate Passage of Mental Health Parity Bill, Urge House to Adopt Senate Version at Subcommittee Markup
4. New Health Corp. Announces the Addition of Stop & Shop and Giant Supermarkets to its Retail Outlets
5. Synova Healthcare to Participate in Womens Health Care in the New Millennium Conference, as Retail Distribution for the Fem-V(R) Test Kit Expands
6. Nationally Recognized Corporations and Retailers Rally Behind breastcancer.org
7. Medical Services International Agrees to Retail the VScan Hepatitis B&C Test Kits in SE Asia
8. Houston Employers Hear New Research That Supports the Case for Retail Clinics
9. HearAtLast Continues Rapid Expansion, Opening Two New Retail Locations in Richmond Hill and Markham Wal-Mart Stores Number 3195 and 3053
10. ManHunt2 Video Game: Blasted for Linking Mental Illness to Violence; Retailers Asked Not to Sell Based on Public Health Concern
11. Longs Drugs Plans to Become the First Retailer in Hawaii With Walk-in Medical Clinics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand ... project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s ... within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, ... the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. ... toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... International Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant ... of the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce ... experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ... development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral based ... today that Bill Messer has joined ... to further leverage the growing portfolio of oral ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) ... would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health ... and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of ... label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ... company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said ... increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing drugs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: