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Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (LSU NCBRT)

Training helps participants learn how to identify a food emergency, apply the incident command structure, identify resources, and communicate with other agencies in a facilitated discussion and scenario based training.

Approximate length: 16 hours

Requirements: None

Cost: Free - must contact NCBRT regional manager


Format:
In-Person Training
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Manual describing the NEARS reporting system and its components. Also provides granular instruction and guidelines for proper reporting to NEARS.

Approximate Length: 132 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Must request from CDC


Format:
Manual
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Powerpoint and audio highlighting the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS). Information presented by Erik Coleman of the CDC Environmental Health Services Branch during the 2015 INFORM conference.

Approximate length: 26 minutes
Requirements: None
Cost: Free

 


Format:
Seminar
State and County Health Departments
New Mexico State PH

Manual provides an overview of investigator roles, practical guidance for methods and procedures critical in determining the cause of an outbreak to inform control and stop the spread. Guidance is primarily intended for local health departments with a focus on the environmental health role.

Approximate length: N/A
Requirements: None
Cost: May not be available online


Format:
Manual
State and County Health Departments
North Carolina State PH

Practical guidebook for conducting environmental field investigations, implementing control measures, and working with the media. Guidebook protocol and terminology is specific to North Carolina Public Health.

Approximate length: 40 pages
Requirements: None
Cost: Free


Format:
Manual
Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)

Comprehensive table of foodborne pathogens organized by agent type that includes information on incubation, signs/symptoms, notable exposures, specimen type, vulnerable populations, and geographic considerations.

Approximate Length: 10 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Reference Table
State and County Health Departments
Boulder County PH

Short reference guide table categorizing foodborne and enteric pathogens by type. Also includes information on incubation, duration, symptoms, commonly associated foods, and vulnerable groups.

Approximate length: 2 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Reference Table
Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (LSU NCBRT)

Course focuses on performance and coordination of local, state, and federal agencies in response and recovery in a food emergency in four main phases: incident identification and investigation, control, disposal and decontamination, and recovery.

Approximate length: 16 hours

Requirements: None

Cost: Free - must contact NCBRT regional manager


Format:
In-Person Training
Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (LSU NCBRT)

Course identifies how the skills, resources, and expertise of all government levels can be connected to improve collaboration during a foodborne outbreak within an integrated national food safety system.

Approximate length: 16 hours

Requirements: None

Cost: Free - must contact NCBRT regional manager


Format:
In-Person Training
Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)

Handbook developed to examine the legal authority needed to conduct ongoing foodborne disease surveillance, respond to foodborne disease outbreaks, and implement legal authorities effectively.

Approximate Length: 71 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Manual

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