Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort


Available Training and Certifications

  1. HIPAA Privacy Awareness for Faculty, Students, Health Professionals and Trainees

  2. Trainings at SPHERE meetings

    Representatives from different organizations and areas of research are asked to speak at SPHERE meetings to train you on potential projects and activities.  Attending meetings will better prepare you to participate in local responses.  Members who attend meetings regularly and obtain these certifications get priority for participating in space-restricted events.

  3. Allegheny County Health Department Release Forms

Failure to completetraining requirements may prevent you from participating in response activities.

Recommended Training Resources

CDC’s Epidemiologic Case Studies

Several of these case studies are interactive and computer based. They take you through an entire outbreak from start to finish.

Hepatitis A: Anatomy of an Outbreak

FEMA Training

Public Health Emergency Exercise Tool Kit

CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Training

CDC’s EIS Case Studies

CDC’s Outbreak Response and Surveillance Team, Foodborne Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation Toolkit

CDC’s Public Health Training Network

Herd Outbreak Investigation Resources for Veterinarians