NEHA Offers Proactive Training for Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

In early 2017 the Hawaii Health Department and  FDA Rapid Response Teams in Austin, Texas will participate in NEHA's Epi-Ready training, joining the legion of 3,300 environmental and public health professionals who are uniquely trained and prepared to quickly and efficiently get to the bottom of a foodborne illness.

When a foodborne illness strikes, teams that are properly trained in advance typically have lower response times and better outcomes for their communities.

NEHA's Epi-Ready course establishes clear lines of communication and responsibilities within departments; improves collaboration between organizations and disciplines; reduces response time; and increases staff and community confidence of having a well-trained team in place. Epi-Ready workshops build an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the disciplines involved using course content developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Teams of of health professionals in city, county and tribal agencies and/or State Environmental Protection, Health and Agriculture Departments can choose to host an Epi-Ready workshop. Learn more at


Release Date: 
Monday, December 19, 2016