In-Person Learning

Trainings for public health professionals


Applied outbreak investigation

This in-person training is an intermediate level course for Colorado local public health agency staff who could potentially work on an outbreak investigation, including epidemiologists, public health nurses, environmental health specialists, emergency preparedness staff, etc. Ideally, attendees will have previously taken the “Basics of Communicable Disease” course offered by CDPHE. Review the training materials in the Outbreak Playbook.

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Epi-ready course

The Epi-Ready course is an in-person, team-based training for public health professionals involved in foodborne disease outbreak investigations. Coordinated by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and funded by CDC, it is a two day, face-to-face training. Epi-Ready focuses on how to efficiently and effectively respond to a foodborne disease outbreak through a "team-based” approach, bringing together the disciplines involved in the investigation of these outbreaks (i.e., environmental health specialists/sanitarian, epidemiologists, laboratorians, and public health nurses). Learn more about the training and review the course materials on the NEHA website.

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Trainings for students


This intensive half-day course will train student in interview techniques used in foodborne disease outbreak investigations. Students who complete the course will be added to a "Rapid Responder" list and could be invited to assist in outbreak investigations coordinated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Fall trainings are located on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and spring trainings are located at Colorado State University. Check the events calendar for upcoming training dates.

Have you taken this course before? Try our refresher training​ to stay up-to-date! 

This one-day event brings together multidisciplinary teams of students from all three ColoradoSPH universities. Students compete to solve a foodborne illness outbreak and develop a food safety intervention. Check the events calendar for upcoming training dates.