Environmental Assessments for Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation – A Guide to Trainings and Resources

Interested in newly developed foodborne outbreak investigation training, resources, and tools? The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Services Branch, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (COE), and the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, recently developed a variety of user-friendly and useful environmental assessment (EA) tools, trainings, and resources for regulatory food safety programs.

Start HERE by viewing a guide to help you navigate the trainings and resources. This handout explains each of the tools, and provides guidance on when to use the tools and who the target audience is for each. This includes CDC’s Virtual Training Series, the Colorado COE Quicktrain and Just-in-Time Training, the NEHA Training Portal, the NEHA Online Environmental Assessment (EA) Certificate Training, and the NEW Certified Foodborne Outbreak Investigator Credential. By utilizing these many great resources available, food safety programs can better prepare, respond, and prevent foodborne illness outbreaks.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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