Talk:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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- 1 Untitled
- 2 Regionalize - U.S. Centers... + disambig
- 3 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- 4 Clean Up
- 5 Who wrote this article?
- 6 Seemly Biased and Funny Tone?
- 7 Rewrite
- 8 Organizational Structure
- 9 Coordinating Centers
- 10 File:Zombie CDCblog photo4.jpg Nominated for Deletion
- 11 National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
- 12 Location
- 13 Sources for government data e.g. budget figures
- 14 Issues regarding Ebola Outbreak information
One way of getting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page is through the redirect from CDC. That redirect is a big mistake. CDC also stands for other things, and it would be nice to have a list of links on CDC pointing to them all. How do we get back the CDC page for editing now that it redirects?
If you click on CDC, you'll notice that it redirects, but that on the redirected page it has a link to CDC on the top. Click on that. Or go to wiki.cgi?action=edit&id=CDC
(Thanks! Done it.)
There is some important items to fullfill :
Regionalize - U.S. Centers... + disambig
- National Center for Disease Control Georgia
- Center for Disease Control Taiwan
- British Columbia Center for Disease Control
- Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- University of British Columbia Center for Disease Control
- Buncombe County Health Center - Disease Control division
- Citizen Development Corps
And so on.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is primarily a means of coordinating data collection with the individual states. It is, according to its website, the largest telephone survey system in the world. The BRFSS provides professional oversite of questionaire design methodology while the states indivudalize the survey to their needs (with BRFSS help) and carry out the actual surveys. Mattisse(talk) 13:55, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
This page needs a major reformatting job. The entire "CDC Health Protection Goals" and "CDC Structure" sections are extremely difficult to read. The time line section should be expanded with a written history section. I already fixed some formatting issues, but the page still needs much more work. =D Jumping cheese Contact 00:56, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
It needs more than that. The article from the first paragraph is a whopping POV commercial for CDC. Not everyone finds everything CDC says and does "credible". FAR from it. Note the frequency of the CDC (self)Promotion in the "documentation" notes.--Buckboard 20:19, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Who wrote this article?
Seemly Biased and Funny Tone?
What's with the salesman type of tone? It feels biased, and doesn't seem very neutral. Someone needs to fix it. From what I see, it sounds like a television infomercial more than an encyclopedic article. EditingFrenzy (talk) 01:19, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
This article needs a definite overhaul. For one, this is one of the first articles I've seen that isn't even in prose. For what is written, it's written like a brochure. And for a major orginization, it needs far more references. Someone get to work on it. Saget53 (talk) 01:29, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
- Ok, I've taken a stab at fixing some of the most obvious problems in the article. Hopefully it will inspire some other people to jump in and make some incremental improvements (e.g. adding wikilinks, finding sources). WatchAndObserve (talk) 20:55, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
I see someone has added a small section on the Coordinating Center restructuring of CDC. NIOSH has been kept out of that structure by Congressional mandate. How to address that? Pzavon (talk) 01:59, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps some paragraphs explaining the controversy surrounding the proposed changes at CDC concerning NIOSH? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Craigoliver (talk • contribs) 01:30, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
The CDC tends not to fuck around, if i must say.
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National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
Is there no article or article-section on Wikipedia about the CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)? Am I missing something? Lightbreather (talk) 21:59, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
The location seems to be confusing people. Here's the deal, according to their website:
The physical location of the headquarters is 2900 Woodcock Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30341.
The mailing address is 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333.
There's about seven miles between those two, and you cross the city limit as you travel. So it's "headquartered" outside of the city, even though it has an "in-city" mailing address. (For non-US folks, unincorporated areas always get the name of the nearest city in the mailing address, so that's not a reliable guide.) WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:39, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Sources for government data e.g. budget figures
Hi, so far as I can tell data published by the U.S. Government doesn't fit any of the explicit "reliable source" categories, and I suppose hauling out an agency's own fiscal reports and such is arguably a primary source, but I'm not sure how many places are going to be discussing e.g. the CDC's budget. So if I'm guessing or trusting a gut check, I'd say
- simple arithmetic on the CDC's budget summary ("$6.6 billion, a decrease of $243 million from FY 2014 enacted" regarding the 2015 budget) is about as good as a source is going to get for putting $6.8B in as the CDC's 2014 budget
and even perhaps so obvious nobody ever thought to mention it directly but it's new territory for me and I haven't found anything addressing in any of the WP pages on sources, so I'm asking. Jthill (talk) 14:55, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Issues regarding Ebola Outbreak information
I have attempted to correct an addition that was recently made regarding the Ebola outbreak. There are two major issues with this update: the first being that the citation does not lead to the information that is being cited (it leads to the New York Post home page), the second is that the information being cited is an opinion piece by blogger Michelle Malkin, not a factual article.
- First of all, new comments go to the bottom of the page.
- Second of all you did not "correct an addition" -- you deleted it wholesale claiming the source -- the oldest newspaper extant in the U.S. -- is "not reliable"
- Third, I explained as politely as I could that removing sourced text without a valid reason is not acceptable and that you should seek consensus with other editors on the talk page. Quis separabit? 01:16, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Regardless your citation leads to the New York Post home page, no specific article. My point still stands.
- RE: "Regardless your citation leads to the New York Post home page, no specific article" -- this has been fixed. Thanks for the heads up. Quis separabit? 02:24, 18 October 2014 (UTC)