Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) - Grants

The Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Cooperative Agreement was initiated in 1995. It was one of the first key activities under CDC's infectious disease strategy developed in response to the Institute of Medicine's landmark report, "Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States." The goal of the ELC Cooperative Agreement is to protect the public health and safety of the American people. It does this by enhancing the capacity of state, local, and territorial health departments to effectively detect, respond, prevent, and control known and emerging (or re-emerging) infectious diseases. ELC provides state, local, and territorial health department grantees with the financial and technical resources to strengthen essential epidemiologic, laboratory, and health information systems to detect, prevent, and control infectious diseases. This enhanced capacity leads to better e.g., quicker, more targeted) disease outbreak response and improved development, implementation and evaluation of public health interventions that protect he public health and safety of the American people. The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health receives Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Program funding through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2014 Grant Number 3U50CK000419-01S1 and 1U50CK000419-01