Posted: April 2, 2020

Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice


"Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice" is a self-paced, interactive learning module that demonstrates the importance of interprofessional practice among health professionals to improve and protect population health. The module is divided into three chapters--an outpatient clinic, a local public health department, and a multidisciplinary meeting after the outbreak has resolved. The scenario is based on a multi-state foodborne outbreak that occurred in 2015-16, but the details of the patients, clinicians, and the local health department are fictional. Any similarities to real individuals or settings are coincidental. This module was developed collaboratively by the four national associations that comprise the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) initiative with expertise, guidance, and funding provided by CDC. The APIH associations are AACN, APTR, AAMC. And ASPPH. Funding for this module was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services. The views expressed in the module do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Self-Directed Learning


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