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Outbreak Response Training

This course was designed by the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CoE). The Center is dedicated to identifying and implementing best practices for outbreak detection and response. The Center also provides training to public health professionals and responders.

The focus of this interactive half-day course is to introduce participants to foodborne disease outbreak investigations and train them in interview techniques. Those who have successfully completed this course could be called to assist in future outbreak investigations within the organization/agency.

This Instructor’s Guide is designed to serve as a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for Course Coordinators and Instructors. This page contains all the required materials for this course.

Download all materials (zip file​)​

Participant Workbo​oks

Binder Cover Page
​Basics of Study Design for Workbook​
​John and Sally Wedding Questionnaire
​Interview Techniques Presentation
Stock Show Questionnaire
​E. Coli Questionnaire
Norovirus Fact Sheet
E. Coli Fact Sheet

Course Organizer Resources

Outbreak Response Flyer​
​Attendance Sign-in Sheet
​Multiple Choice Cards
Pathogen and Outbreak Cards
Outbreak​ Scenario Cards
Certificate of Completion​
Course Evaluation Form​

Instructor Resources​

Course Coordinator and Instructor's Guideread first
Basics of Study Design Presentation
​Basics of Study Design Script
Interview Techniques Presentation
​Interview Techniques Script
Exercise Instructions Presentation
​Interview Examples Video
Post-Interview Discussion Guide​​​
Outbreak Refresher Training

Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


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