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Communicable Disease Outbreak Training for NJ Public Health Professionals (Central)

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Synopsis: This one-day program will address critical aspects of effective communicable disease outbreak investigations and control and will help you to conduct outbreak investigations more efficiently and consistently.
Start Time: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:00 AM
End Time: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
City, State, Country: Sayreville, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO)
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ep0701.html
Contact Name: Emily Carey
Contact Email: carey@njaes.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (732) 932-9271 ext. 665
Additional Information:

As a public health professional, you strive to keep your community as healthy as possible by advocating practices to prevent the spread of infectious disease. But outbreaks sometimes happen, and when they do, your goal is to stop them as quickly and safely as possible.

Outbreaks vary widely in magnitude and complexity, and diseases can spread through various modes of transmission. Your primary goals in an outbreak investigation are to confirm the outbreak, identify the source of the disease, and implement controls to stop it from spreading.

Featured Topics:

  • Introduction to the NJACCHO Communicable Disease Outbreak Investigation Manual
  • Responsibilities of Local Health Departments in Outbreaks
  • Key Steps in Effective Outbreak Investigations
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Who Should Attend?

Public Health Nurses, Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHSs), Health Officers, and members of the Public Health Workforce who conduct communicable disease outbreak investigations.

Target Audience: General Public