The Bureau of Epidemiology at the Florida Department of Health works with county health departments to assess public health and intervene in public health crises. Training for bureau personnel was previously offered face-to-face, as time and space were available, but the bureau was ready to move to a more accessible and efficient training delivery model.
The sponsor needed training for the target audience that was available 24/7 and that presented a great deal of technical information in an accessible way.
CIMES developed web-based training for novice epidemiologists and nurses in Florida’s counties. The training includes introductions to epidemiology, infectious diseases, surveillance, outbreak investigations, and collaboration for public health. The modules conclude with application tasks that allow learners to assess their progress at the end of the course.
Florida Department of Health - Bureau of Epidemiology