Investigating Outbreaks of Psychogenic Illness

Fee:None
Length: 45 minutes
Description:This presentation by Dr. Tim Jones, Deputy State Epidemiologist, Tennessee Department of Health, and Director, FoodNet Program, gives the viewer an introduction to psychogenic illness.
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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).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

Tim Jones, MD

Reviewers:

Christopher Woods, MD, MPH and Andrew Voetsch, 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
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
7A2. Describes government agencies with authority to impact the health of a community (7: Financial Planning & Management Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
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)
7B2. Identifies government agencies with authority to address specific community health needs (e.g., lead in housing, water fluoridation, bike lanes, emergency preparedness) (7: Financial Planning & Management Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.1. Solve problems under emergency conditions.
1.2. Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.

References

Mass Psychogenic Illness Attributed to Toxic Exposure at a High School
Timothy F. Jones, M.D., Allen S. Craig, M.D., Debbie Hoy, R.N., Elaine W. Gunter, M.T., David L. Ashley, Ph.D., Dana B. Barr, Ph.D., John W. Brock, Ph.D., and William Schaffner, M.D. The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 342:96-100. January 13, 2000. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/342/2/96

M. Gregg. Field Epidemiology. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 2002 Chapter 13. Dealing with the public and the media (pgs. 236-254)

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