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FoodCORE Center organizational structure, disease burden, and center-specific work plan details.
CenterStructure2011 Reported SSL1 cases2Year joined FoodCORELabEPIEnvironmental Health (EH)
Implementing Molecular serotypingCourier ServiceInitial Interview ResponsibilityCentralized Interviewing for SSL cases
New York CityCentralized1132 Salmonella
90 STEC
30 Listeria
2009YesYesCentralized interviewing for SSLStudent TeamCollaborations with EHS-Net4 and NYC Office of Environmental Investigations, participates in NVEAIS
ColoradoDecentralized522 Salmonella
169 STEC
51 Listeria
2014YesYesCentralized interviewing for SSLRegional StaffCollaborations with the Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability and local environmental health agencies
ConnecticutDecentralized466 Salmonella
57 STEC
18 Listeria
2012YesYesCentralized interviews for STEC and Listeria; LHD3s interview Salmonella cases with centralized assistanceStudent TeamCollaborations with state Food Protection Program and LHD sanitarians, participates in NVEAIS
OhioDecentralized1187 Salmonella
183 STEC
29 Listeria
2010YesYesLHDs interview for SSL; 73 of 125 LHDs participate in routine centralized interviewing for their SSL cases, covering nearly 65% of Ohio’s populationStudent TeamCollaborations with Department of Agriculture and LHD Sanitarians and EH Specialists
OregonDecentralized364 Salmonella
136 STEC
9 Listeria
2014YesYesCentralized interviews for SSL with the exception of two counties (who conduct HG interviews along with initial disease investigation)State Department of Health staff, students, and two local health departmentsCollaborations with county environmental health specialists
MinnesotaCentralized717 Salmonella
285 STEC
6 Listeria
2014YesYesCentralized interviewingStudent TeamCollaborations with state and local environmental health sanitarians and the MN Department of Agriculture Rapid Response Team (RRT), EHS-Net and NVEAIS participant
South CarolinaCentralized1567Salmonella
18 STEC
6 Listeria
2010YesYesRegional interviewers (state staff) interview all SSL casesRegional StaffFoodborne epidemiologists in Division of Acute Disease Epi and EH work closely together; EH staff directly supported
TennesseeDecentralized1054 Salmonella
110 STEC
5 Listeria
2010YesYes92 out of 95 county LHDs participate in routine centralized interviewing for their SSL casesStudent TeamCollaborations with EHS-Net and General and EH Section, participates in NVEAIS
UtahDecentralized338 Salmonella
142 STEC
5 Listeria
2009YesYesLHDs interview SSL cases with centralized assistanceStudent TeamCollaborations with Department of Agriculture and Food, Environmental Epidemiology, and LHD Sanitarians
WisconsinDecentralized750 Salmonella
315 STEC
13 Listeria
2009YesYesLHDs interview SSL cases with assistance from the centralized student team Student TeamCollaborates with EHS-Net and LHDs, participates in NVEAIS

1SSL = Salmonella, STEC, and Listeria
2Data from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Summary of Notifiable Diseases – 2011→ http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_nd/
3LHD = Local health department
4EHS-Net = Environmental Health Specialists Network
 
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