Community Based Approach to a Disease Outbreak Response Training Survey
The Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness at the University of Tennessee is planning the development of a new performance level training course supported by the Department of Homeland Security entitled “Isolation and Quarantine Response Strategies in the Event of a Biological Disease Outbreak in Tribal Nations.” This new course is intended to provide Tribal Nations with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively detect, respond to, and mitigate a disease outbreak, using a whole community approach. The proposed course will focus on public health issues and strategies in response to a disease outbreak, but will also address relevant animal health concerns. The Center is seeking input as to the topics that should be covered in this course and on strategies to most effectively engage our intended audience in a community based approach to disease outbreak response. A community-based approach includes multiple disciplines and professions in developing and initiating a strategy to handle resource intensive incidents impacting a community. The Center would greatly appreciate your participation in a brief survey in order to help us make decisions on how best to serve your training needs.