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.
The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO) invites you to attend this one-day program, which will address critical aspects of effective communicable disease outbreak investigations and control and will help you to conduct outbreak investigations more efficiently and consistently.
- 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.
Note: Lunch and light breakfast are provided
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.