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Archived Webinar 1: Using the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response and Toolkit for Improving Outbreak Response
Target audience: State Epidemiologists or senior-level epidemiologists, local health officials, and public health laboratory directors

This webinar, targeted to senior-level public health professionals involved in foodborne disease outbreak response, will describe how state and local health agencies can use the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response in improving their outbreak response and how participants can integrate the Guidelines using the CIFOR Toolkit into their agencies. Participants will hear about one state's recent efforts to identify and implement needed improvements to outbreak response practices.

Speakers:

  • Tim Jones, MD: State Epidemiologist, Tennessee Department of Health, CIFOR Council co-chair
  • Tracy Miller, MPH: State Epidemiologist, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Amy Nelson, MPH: University of North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness

Webinar goals:

  • To describe ways in which the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response can support state and local health agencies
  • To explain how to use the CIFOR Toolkit
  • To give participants reasons to use the CIFOR Toolkit in their jurisdictions

To access the archived webinar, please click here.


Archived Webinar 2: Using the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak and Response and Toolkit for Improving Outbreak Response
Target audience: Public health epidemiologists, environmental health specialists and sanitarians, and laboratorians at the state and local levels

This webinar, targeted to public health professionals working in foodborne disease outbreak response, will review outbreak investigation methods and show participants how to use the CIFOR Toolkit. Participants will learn about implementing the CIFOR Guidelines using the Toolkit and hear about two states' recent experiences using the Toolkit to make needed improvements.

Speakers:

  • Bela Matyas, MD, MPH: Health Officer, Solano County Health Department, California CIFOR Council representative
  • Leslie Tengelsen, PhD, DVM: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
  • Louisa Castrodale, DVM, MPH and Ginger Provo, RN: Alaska Division of Public Health
  • Amy Nelson, MPH: University of North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness

Webinar goals:

  • To review methods to investigate a foodborne disease outbreak
  • To introduce the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response
  • To describe the tools and focus areas included in the CIFOR Toolkit

To access the archived webinar, please click here