NEARS Success Stories

This 5-minute video features four current CDC NEARS participants sharing their experiences with the CDC NEARS program. 

NEARS Overview Webinar

This 18-minute webinar provides an overview of CDC NEARS. It discusses how NEARS can positively impact food safety programs by preventing and reducing future outbreaks. Speakers also discuss success stories from two agencies (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Tennessee Department of Health) that have participated in CDC NEARS. 

Full Length Webinar

Condensed Webinar


Preventing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks: Participation in the CDC National Environmental Assessment Reporting System

This presentation emphasizes the value of collecting and reporting environmental health data and the benefits of participation in CDC NEARS. It highlights the enhanced prevention, intervention, and ultimate improved food safety that result from improved identification of environmental factors contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks. View the presentation slides.