Date & Time
Monday, October 2, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
427 Collaboration with Public Health to Prevent Infectious Disease*

This presentation discusses how hiring cross-agency correctional epidemiologists has helped improve data quality, outbreak response, and education for staff and incarcerated people. These epidemiologists were able to assist with a giardia cluster, Candida auris, and invasive group streptococcal infection, as well as creating mpox informational flyers for 161 different correctional facilities. Future projects include conducting an assessment that will identify gaps where public health resources can make a significant impact.

Educational Objectives
  • Describe the benefits of collaboration between correctional health and state health departments
  • Explain how collaboration improves infectious disease outbreak responses
  • Discuss additional resources provided by public health collaborations

Level: Intermediate