United States Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
DHHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
Health Canada (HC)
HC is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. In English and French.
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
CDC - Infectious Diseases (NCID)
The NDIC site provides information and links to other sites about infectious diseases in the United States and around the world.
CDC - Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ)
DGMQ is committed to reducing morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases among immigrants, refugees, international travelers, and other mobile populations that cross international borders.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Focused on more effective efforts to prevent chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, prevent injuries and respond to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks, PHAC works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and help reduce pressures on the health care system. In English and French.
PHAC - Infectious Diseases
The PHAC - Infectious Disease site provides fact sheets about a variety of infectious diseases that can be found in Canada and around the world. In English and French.
PHAC - Quarantine and Migration Health Program (QMHP)
QMHP implements the Canadian Quarantine Act and Regulations and the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Health Regulations. QMHP helps protect Canadians from the importation of dangerous and infectious diseases which might pose a threat to public health, through the international movements of persons, goods, and conveyances (airplanes, trains, buses, automobiles, ships, boats, etc.). In English and French.
Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance (EWIDS)
EWIDS is a unique collaboration of state, federal and international partners who collaborate to provide rapid and effective laboratory confirmation of urgent infectious disease case reports in the border regions of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Eastern Border Health Initiative (EBHI)
Similar to GLBHI, EBHI is a product of the EWIDS grant provided by U.S. DHHS and CDC. Maine, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Vermont work together to improve cross-border infectious disease surveillance.
Pacific NorthWest Border Health Alliance (PNWBHA)
PNWBHA is also a product of the EWIDS grant provided by U.S. DHHS and CDC. This group is comprised of Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Saskatchewan and Yukon, and they are also working to improve cross-border infectious disease surveillance in their region.
The U.S.-Mexico Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Project (BIDS)
BIDS was designed to bring together the United States' and Mexico's complementary experiences in syndromic and laboratory-based surveillance in order to work to effectively control and prevent the transmission of infectious diseases that move easily through the geopolitical boundary. BIDS serves to bridge this former surveillance gap by forming partnerships among institutions in both countries serving the region.
Canada-United States Pan-Border Public Health Preparedness Council (PBPHPC)
PBPHPC, comprised of health departments/ministries representatives from the three regional border health collaboratives (EBHI, GLBHI and PNWBHA); three non-aligned provinces and states (Alberta, Manitoba and North Dakota); and the Canada and United States federal government, was established to collectively strengthen bi-national capacity at all levels to address public health threats. Multi-lingual translator available.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture.
USDA - Food Safety & Recalls (FSIS)
This page contains summary data on active recall cases.
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs,
biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
FDA - Newsroom
Current FDA news with press releases, recalls and other public notices.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment
and economy. In English and French.
Associations & Alliances
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S.
Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO's members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and
influencing sound public health policy, and to assuring excellence in state-based public health practice.
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
CSTE is a professional association of over 1,050 public health epidemiologists working in states, local health agencies, and territories. CSTE
works to establish more effective relationships among state and other health agencies. It also provides technical advice and assistance to
partner organizations, such as ASTHO, and to federal public health agencies such as the U.S. CDC
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments. NACCHO works to support efforts that protect and improve the health
of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity and supporting
effective local public health practice and systems.
Western New York Public Health Alliance (WNYPHA)
An alliance of eight counties in western New York, WNYPHA, through public/private partnerships and collaborations, will attract resources to
enable an integrated regional approach to achieving healthier communities through surveillance, education, prevention and intervention.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global
health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical
support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
European Union Early Warning and Response System (EWRS)
In order to ensure a rapid and effective response by the EU to events (including emergencies) related to communicable diseases, the
Commission has put in place an early warning and response system (EWRS). EWRS is a web-based system linking the Commission, the public
health authorities in Member States responsible for measures to control communicable diseases and the European Centre for Disease Prevention
and Control (ECDC). EEA Countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway) are also linked to the system. This program is similar to the U.S.'s