Member Testimonials

What our members' have to say...

"The work completed at our CIFOR Toolkit Workshop will improve Nebraska’s ability to respond quickly to foodborne outbreaks, thereby reducing the number of cases of foodborne illnesses. Specifically, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department developed ten recommendations for action items, timelines and staff responsible for each. One participant described the Workshop as ‘super valuable,’ attributing it to generating ‘more communication and coordination than the state has had in recent history.’ Our progress is a solid indicator of the workshop’s success because that is what CIFOR is all about – reducing the disease burden caused by foodborne illness."

Scott Holmes - Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

"I think the most important things about CIFOR are that it is thorough, systematic, well written, clear and easy to understand. It takes a very complex problem—foodborne illness and contamination, and shows how we can organize to break down the complexity and tackle a tough problem as a team. We included CIFOR guidelines in our Communicable Disease Investigation Reference Manual and referenced CIFOR in our Environmental Health Operational Guidelines. The Missouri Rapid Response Team (MRRT) subcommittee on CIFOR will also be looking into making sure we systematically incorporate CIFOR into all our work."

Mark Buxton - Missouri Rapid Response Team