This program coordinates and manages the communicable disease and immunization programs for the Heartland Health Region. The Communicable Disease Coordinator (CDC) works closely with the Medical Health Officer, Public Health Nurses, and Public Health Inspectors to achieve the program objectives.
The CD Coordinator, along with the Medical Health Officer (MHO), has taken a lead role in Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Planning. The involvement of municipal representatives and Disaster Planning Committees has been greatly appreciated.
With the number of international travellers increasing yearly as more people go to and stay longer in developing countries, the risks for contracting diseases is ever present and also increasing.