Basics of Planning for an Infectious Disease Outbreak

August 19, 2021
03:00PM - 04:00PM

All Times Eastern

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Please join the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), for an Infectious Disease Preparedness Learning Community (IDLC) webinar on the basics of planning for an infectious disease outbreak. Once the decision to conduct a field investigation of an acute outbreak has been made, working quickly is essential to protecting the health and wellness of Tribal communities. Tribal epidemiologists want to work quickly and get the right answers but they also want to make sure they are systematic in their approach. A systematic approach ensures that the investigation proceeds without missing important steps along the way. During this presentation, attendees will gain experience in outbreak investigation through real-world examples that can assist with planning for outbreaks in Tribal communities.
Webinar attendees will gain knowledge on the following:
  • Describe the steps in conducting an outbreak investigation
  • Identify key communication considerations during outbreak investigations
  • Understand public health actions and prevention activities that may result from outbreak investigations
The learning community is focused on knowledge sharing and attendees are encouraged to share share information and build relationships with each other. Submit questions ahead of time so presenter(s) have time to review them. Please come prepared to ask questions or share your own insights and experiences.
For questions, please contact Courtney Wheeler at [email protected].