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FoodCORE Center: Wisconsin

Program Overview

The Division of Public Health in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services collaborates with the 99 local and tribal public health departments in the state. They established the Wisconsin-FoodCORE program to improve statewide response to foodborne outbreaks by enhancing laboratory, epidemiologic, and environmental health capacity.

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Photo of Justin Kohl“Wisconsin’s FoodCORE-supported Surveillance and Outbreak Support (SOS) Team is a great help, providing added interviewing capabilities and surge capacity to our local health departments during outbreak investigations. It also provides a valuable training ground for future public health professionals.”

Justin Kohl, SOS Team Coordinator/Epidemiologist