Upcoming Events & Training

Below is a list of upcoming events and educational materials related to communicable disease control and prevention.


Nothing scheduled at this time.

Educational Materials

Stop the GERMS - WASH your hands!
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TB Orientation Training
The DHSS Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention TB Control Program will be conducting “TB Orientation Training” this Spring, at various locations in Missouri. The target audience for this training is new Public Health Nurses or other health professionals whose duties include LTBI and TB case management or those who need refresher training in TB. This course will provide information and education about basic concepts related to TB prevention and control. There is no cost, but registration is required as class size is limited, and to ensure we have enough handouts available. If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form and send to Lesha Peterson at: Lesha.Peterson@health.mo.gov, or fax to 573-526-0235. If you have questions regarding this training, please call 573-751-6113.


Health Agency Training (HAT): Introduction to Basic Epidemiology
March 4-5, 2015
This course is intended for those who are interested in learning more about applying the scientific methods of biostatistics and epidemiology to program development, program evaluation and development of policy. The target audience for this course includes: local public health agency administrators, disease investigators, epidemiologists, environmental specialists and hospital infection control practitioners. The two-day course is broken into the following four sections: 1) basic terminology and the epidemiologic method, 2) measures of health and disease, 3) definitions and uses of measures of association, and 4) data issues. The course was developed by professors at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. There is no registration fee. Participants will be responsible for hotel accommodations, meals and travel expenses. If you would like to attend, please complete the registration form. The registration deadline is February 20th. If you have questions, please call 573-751-6113.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Principles of Epidemiology - Jefferson City
May 5-7, 2015
September 1-3, 2015
The purpose of the Principles of Epidemiology course is to prepare public health professionals to conduct communicable disease surveillance and epidemiologic investigations. This course is open to employees of the local public health agencies and the Department of Health and Senior Services. The training is made up of two parts. The first portion is available online and includes eight modules. Each module will have a quiz, with a required passing score of 80%. You can access the online portion of the course at the following link: http://health.mo.gov/training/epi/Instructions.html. Following completion of the online training, there will be two and a half days of classroom exercises in Jefferson City. The first day will be an optional half-day review of the on line modules. There is no registration fee. Participants will be responsible for hotel accommodations, meals and travel expenses. If you would like to attend, please complete the registration form. If you have questions, please call 573-751-6113.


Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice - Third Edition
Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) SELF-STUDY Course SS1000
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Continuing Education Credit
To receive continuing education credit for completing the self-study course, go to the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online at http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/registration/detailpage.asp?res_id=2965 and register as a participant. (For individuals interested in obtaining RACE credit please contact the CDC Continuing Education office for details, 1-800-41TRAIN or ce@cdc.gov.) You will need to register for the course (SS1000) and complete the course evaluation and exam online. You will have to answer at least 70% of the exam questions correctly to receive credit and to be awarded CDC’s certificate of successful completion. For more information about continuing education credits, please call 1-800-41TRAIN (1-800-418-7246).


Epidemiology Exercises for Regional Response Teams