Team Approach to Foodborne Outbreak Response (PER-298)

This course addresses the training needs of staff who have a role in foodborne outbreak response. Participants include individuals from state and local government agencies with experience in foodborne disease outbreak response and knowledge of their agency's outbreak investigation capabilities. Partners from federal agencies and the food industry will also benefit from participation in this course, since it identifies how the skills, resources, and expertise of all levels of government can be coordinated within an integrated national food system.

Knowing how and when to engage the expertise of these specialists can save time during investigations, which can mean fewer illnesses and deaths. This course provides strategies for leveraging resources at all levels of government as well as food industry subject matter experts to build investigation and response capabilities. Overall, this course will help these entities function as a team during a foodborne outbreak response. 


Min/Max Enrollment: Min 24; Max 40

Hours:  16 (Direct Delivery)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery)

DHS Course #: PER-298

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.

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Professional Disciplines

Public Health, Healthcare, Public Works

The primary​ ​target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course includes:

  • Sanitarians
  • Environmental health inspectors
  • Epidemiologists
  • Public health nurses
  • Educators
  • Laboratorians

The secondary target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course includes:

  • Food industry workers
  • Territorial and tribal health personnel ​
  • Federal and state partners
  • Infectious disease personnel​
  • Public health emergency preparedness coordinators
  • Food safety personnel
  • Public information officers