Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach
This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.
This online module provides an overview of contact investigation as an essential strategy for preventing and controlling serious communicable diseases.
Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define contact investigation (CI)
- Describe key elements of CI (disease, contacts, actions)
- Explain the steps of the CI process
- Describe the steps and essential components of interviewing
- Explain methods to locate and notify contacts
- State guidelines for field safety during CI
This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
2.0 Communicate and manage information
2.4 Collect data according to protocol
13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
Learn more about the Public Health Emergency Training (PHET) Series.
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