CCIC Provider Education: "A Potpourri of Complex Public Health Investigations: Measles, Mumps and Hepatitis A"

CCIC Provider Education: "A Potpourri of Complex Public Health Investigations: Measles, Mumps and Hepatitis A"

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Children’s Hospital Colorado Mt. Yale Conference Room (2nd Floor) Aurora, CO

Aug 23 2017

Vaccine-preventable diseases can be averted through successful widespread vaccination programs. However, cases and outbreaks still occur and public health agencies are responsible for conducting an investigation and implementing control measures. Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), in partnership with other local and state agencies, has managed complex contact investigations for measles, mumps, and hepatitis A to limit disease spread. Public health investigations are resource intensive and reinforce the benefit of disease prevention through vaccination. Join CCIC and members of TCHD as we discuss the intricacies of how these investigations were conducted.

This presentation will:

  • Outline the use of public health emergency response systems to conduct complex communicable disease contact investigations.
  • Demonstrate the importance of culturally appropriate communication in outbreak prevention and response.
  • Describe the epidemiology of the current hepatitis A outbreak in Colorado.

Presenters:
Bernadette Albanese, MD, MPH is a pediatric infectious disease physician and medical epidemiologist with Tri-County Health Department.

Jennifer Chase, MS is the disease intervention program manager at Tri-County Health Department.

Grace Marx, MD, MPH is an adult infectious disease physician and an epidemic intelligence service officer for the Centers for Disease Control as well as a lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service, based at Tri-County Health Department.

Please register by Wednesday, August 16. Lunch provided with RSVP. For an optimal learning experience, we recommend attending this presentation in person. However, if distance or time does not allow, we welcome you to register for ReadyTalk web and audio access.