Communicable Disease: Public Health Response and Investigation
Minimalistic Illustration of Bacteria

Course Objective

  • Provide a description of public health principles and the structure of public health at the federal, state and local level.
  • Explain how local and state public health partners and New Jersey state laws and regulations guide communicable disease response and investigation.
  • Apply applicable public health and epidemiology principles to a case study.

Date: November 22, 2016

Sonya E. Frontin
Regoinal Epidemiology Program, EEOH/Communicable Disease Service
New Jersey Department of Health

This presentation will begin with a review of Public Health and its structure at the federal; state and local level. The New Jersey Department of Health Communicable Disease Service works closely with local county and municipal health departments and how that is done will be explained. There will be a review of the roles and responsibilities that guide reporting and investigation of communicable diseases throughout the state of New Jersey. The presentation will close with a review of a case study of a Campylobacteriosis outbreak investigation at a residential school in New Jersey- reviewing the guidelines used in communicable disease investigation.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center