Outbreak at Watersedge

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Date Developed: 2004. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Jayne Griffith, MA, MPH. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 60 minutes.


In this short, web-based interactive exercise, individuals learn about concepts of environmental and public health by helping to recognize, investigate, test, and draw conclusions about an epidemic. Learners will review patient interviews, map potential contaminant sites, visit the source of the outbreak, and draw conclusions from lab results and observations. In addition to gaining knowledge about environmental health, individuals will also learn about the roles of various public health professionals at a local health department.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.