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Applied Public Health Teams
The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Applied Public Health Teams (APHT) provides resources and assistance to local health authorities throughout the United States. They were created in 2006 as part of the National Response Plan’s ESF-8 public health and medical asset provisions. There are currently five APHT, each of which is a work force comprising 47 USPHS trained Commissioned Corps officer responders. Each APHT is scalable, and can provide only those resources needed. The primary areas of APHT activities and reporting include epidemiology, surveillance, preventive (medical) services delivery, and environmental public health issues.
CDC Domestic Water Sanitation and Hygiene Epidemiology Teams
The Domestic Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Epidemiology Team is the lead epidemiology unit for U.S. water-related disease in CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. This team tracks and investigates waterborne disease and outbreaks, builds waterborne disease prevention capability in state and local health departments, and develops effective prevention strategies to improve health. Other Centers, Institutes and Offices at CDC also provide capabilities to investigate waterborne disease and outbreaks.
CDC Waterborne Disease Prevention
The Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch is the lead coordination and response unit for domestic and global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related disease in CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.  The mission of the branch is to maximize the health, productivity, and well-being of people in the United States and around the globe through improved and sustained access to safe water for drinking, recreation, and other uses, adequate sanitation, and basic hygiene practices.