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Epi Essentials

Epi Essentials for Public Health Practitioners provides training for public health professionals in the management of routine disease outbreaks and provides them with tools to manage basic outbreak information.

 

After reviewing this product, public health professionals should be able to:

 

  • Describe the elements included in an outbreak investigation line listing and successfully complete the "Managing Case Information" post-test.
  • Describe the basic elements and function of an epidemic curve and successfully complete the "Creating an Epidemic Curve" post-test.
  • Identify and describe techniques and best practices for interviewing cases and contacts during an outbreak investigation and successfully complete the "Interviewing Techniques" post-test.
  • Identify the basic steps for creating a health assessment.

 

Pre-Tests for All Modules
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All Modules Pre-Test
Introduction
Module 1: Managing Case Information: Creating a Line Listing
Module 2: Graphic Depiction of an Outbreak: Creating an Epidemic Curve
Module 3: Interviewing Techniques
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Presentation
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Post-Test
Post Tests for All Modules
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Post Tests


Learn how to create a health assessment with these resources:

 

Health Assessment How-To

Health Assessment Template

Completed Sample Health Assessment Template

This product was developed by the Cambridge Public Health Department Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness under the support of cooperative agreement number 1H75TP000309-01 from the CDC to NACCHO.  It will be revised by the San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center (SF Bay Area APC) under cooperative agreement number 5H75TP000309-03 in 2012.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Cambridge Public Health Department Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness and do not necessarily reflect the official views of CDC or NACCHO.

Copyright © 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
The San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center represents a partnership between the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness.  This program is funded by the National Association of County and City Health Officials in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.