The Swine Health Information Center is currently requesting input for its 2024 Plan of Work from all stakeholders across the swine industry. Input may include topic areas, research priorities, and identified industry needs in which SHIC should focus efforts, such as an emerging swine disease or an emerging swine health issue. SHIC’s Plan of Work helps guide activities for the coming year across five strategic areas, including improving swine health information, monitoring and mitigating risks to swine health, responding to emerging disease, surveillance and discovery of emerging disease, and swine disease matrices. Input across all five areas is welcomed and encouraged.
Rather than restricting efforts of the Center, the annual Plan of Work provides a roadmap while remaining flexible, allowing SHIC to react to emerging issues of the swine industry as they occur in real-time. This aligns with SHIC’s mission, which is to protect and enhance the health of the US swine herd by minimizing the impact of emerging disease threats through preparedness, coordinated communications, global disease monitoring, analysis of swine health data, and targeted research investments.
Suggestions for the 2024 SHIC Plan of Work may be submitted online through the SHIC website or may be submitted directly to SHIC Associate Director Dr. Megan Niederwerder at [email protected] or SHIC Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg at [email protected]. Input and ideas are welcomed for the 2024 Plan of Work process through November 10, 2023. Additional input and ideas are welcomed anytime throughout the year to inform newly identified needs which may necessitate adapting or adjusting the Plan of Work. Being nimble and responsive to realities in the US swine industry reflects SHIC’s mission and illustrates the Center’s strengths. The 2023 Plan of Work can be found here.
The Swine Health Information Center, launched in 2015 with Pork Checkoff funding, protects and enhances the health of the US swine herd by minimizing the impact of emerging disease threats through preparedness, coordinated communications, global disease monitoring, analysis of swine health data, and targeted research investments. As a conduit of information and research, SHIC encourages sharing of its publications and research. Forward, reprint, and quote SHIC material freely. For more information, visit http://www.swinehealth.org or contact Dr. Paul Sundberg at [email protected] or Dr. Megan Niederwerder at [email protected].