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CEDEP Emergency Preparedness / Epidemiology Learning Modules

Outbreak Essentials Series

Each link below is a component of a three-part training series developed to build epidemiology capacity in Tennessee.  These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness.

Outbreak Essentials I

This training will provide the learner with a basic understanding of the steps for embarking on an outbreak investigation. Specifically, this training will focus on case finding, creating a line list, and hypothesis generating analysis.

Outbreak Essentials II

This training will provide the learner with a basic understanding of study designs, data analysis, and interpretation. Specifically, this training will focus on cohort and case-control studies, measures of association for a given study design, and interpreting risk ratios and odds ratios.

Outbreak Essentials III

This training will provide the learner with a basic understanding of writing outbreak reports. Specifically, this training will cover the seven key elements to include in outbreak investigation reports.

Public Health Preparedness Exercise Planning

Public Health Preparedness Exercises (Tennessee)

This module for public health staff in Tennessee, provides a broad overview of public health exercise planning with a focus on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). It includes information about how to plan and conduct an exercise, prepare important documentation, and use evaluation results for improvement planning, as well as providing resources and tips for conducting successful exercises.

Infectious Disease Training for Law Enforcement

Infectious Disease Training for Law Enforcement Online Training

GIS Training and Resources


Geocoding Cookbook: A Guide to Creating a Point So You Can Make a Point

This geocoding cookbook is meant to serve as a guide for everyday use and provides additional listed resources.

The purpose of geocoding is to assign geographical coordinates to address data in order to display those data as points on a map. Geocoding is the process of geo-referencing a street address to a location on an electronic map.

Current uses include determining geographic distribution of diseases; analyzing spatial and temporal trends; mapping populations at risk; stratifying risk factors; assessing resource allocation; planning and targeting interventions; and monitoring diseases and interventions over time.

CEDEP Statewide Presentations

  • Current Presentations Pending