Environmental Risk Assessment (Part 2: Assessing Risks of Microbes in the Environment)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This module focuses on assessing the probability that a person or community will become ill if they are exposed to a harmful microorganism in the air, water, soil, or food.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Narrator:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

NCIPH Reviewers:

Meredith Davis, MPH

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A2. Identifies quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) that can be used for assessing the health of a community (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1A12. Contributes to assessments of community health status and factors influencing health in a community (e.g., quality, availability, accessibility, and use of health services; access to affordable housing) (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B2. Determines quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) needed for assessing the health of a community (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1B12. Assesses community health status and factors influencing health in a community (e.g., quality, availability, accessibility, and use of health services; access to affordable housing) (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
1C2. Determines quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) needed for assessing the health of a community (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1C12. Determines community health status and factors influencing health in a community (e.g., quality, availability, accessibility, and use of health services; access to affordable housing) (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 1, Function 1: Determine risks to the health of the jurisdiction
Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations

References

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DuPont, H. L.; Chappell, C. L.; Sterling, C. R.; Okhuysen, P. C.; Rose, J. B.; Jakubowski, W. The infectivity of Cryptosporidium parvum in healthy volunteers. N. Engl. J. Med. 1995, 332, 855-859.

E. Scallan, R. M. Hoekstra, F. J. Angulo, R. V. Tauxe, M. A. Widdowson, S.S. L. Roy, J. L. Jones, and P.M. Griffin, 2011, Foodborne Illness Acquired in the United States: Major Pathogens. Emerging Infectious Disease 17(1):7-15.

Buzby, J. C.; Roberts, T.; Jordan Lin, C. T.; MacDonald, J. Bacterial Foodborne Disease: Medical Costs and Productivity Losses; Washington, D.C., 1996.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service. Quantitative assessment of relative risk to public health from foodborne listeria monocytogenes among selected categories of ready-to-eat foods. September 2003. http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/RiskSafetyAssessment/ucm183966.htm. Accessed October 17, 2015.

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