The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) began operation as a 501(c)(3) corporation on July 4, 2015. The mission of SHIC is to protect and enhance the health of the United States swine herd through coordinated global disease monitoring, targeted research investments that minimize the impact of future disease threats and analysis of swine health data.
The National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians have each appointed two representatives to the SHIC Board of Directors. Three at-large producer representatives are also members of the Board. The Board approved a 2018 operating budget, a 2018 Plan of Work and a plan for FDIC insured investments, that is modeled after that of the National Pork Board, for the money more than the yearly operating budget.
A Monitoring and Analysis Working Group and a Preparedness and Response Working Group have been formed to provide program oversight and decision-making. Each are actively meeting to fulfill their respective objectives.
Swine Health Information Center 2018 outreach
There has been personal outreach to pork producers, veterinarians, allied industry and state and federal animal health officials to foster collaboration, develop projects, increase understanding of SHIC and its mission and inform them about the research and programs. Their feedback has helped focus and refine SHIC responsibilities, research and programs. Presence and participation in meetings with international organizations has helped to monitor swine diseases and issues around the world.
Monitor and Mitigate Risks to Swine Health
Improve Swine Health Information
Surveillance and Discovery of Emerging Disease
Responding to Emerging Disease
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