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FoodCORE Summary

FoodCORE Center organizational structure, disease burden, and center-specific work plan details.
Center Structure 2011 Reported SSL1 cases2 Year joined FoodCORE Lab EPI Environmental Health (EH)
Implementing Molecular serotyping Courier Service Initial Interview Responsibility Centralized Interviewing for SSL cases
New York City Centralized 1132 Salmonella
90 STEC
30 Listeria
2009 Yes Yes Centralized interviewing for SSL Student Team Collaborations with EHS-Net4 and NYC Office of Environmental Investigations, participates in NVEAIS
Colorado Decentralized 522 Salmonella
169 STEC
51 Listeria
2014 Yes Yes Centralized interviewing for SSL Regional Staff Collaborations with the Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability and local environmental health agencies
Connecticut Decentralized 466 Salmonella
57 STEC
18 Listeria
2012 Yes Yes Centralized interviews for STEC and Listeria; LHD3s interview Salmonella cases with centralized assistance Student Team Collaborations with state Food Protection Program and LHD sanitarians, participates in NVEAIS
Ohio Decentralized 1187 Salmonella
183 STEC
29 Listeria
2010 Yes Yes LHDs interview for SSL; 73 of 125 LHDs participate in routine centralized interviewing for their SSL cases, covering nearly 65% of Ohio’s population Student Team Collaborations with Department of Agriculture and LHD Sanitarians and EH Specialists
Oregon Decentralized 364 Salmonella
136 STEC
9 Listeria
2014 Yes Yes Centralized 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 departments Collaborations with county environmental health specialists
Minnesota Centralized 717 Salmonella
285 STEC
6 Listeria
2014 Yes Yes Centralized interviewing Student Team Collaborations with state and local environmental health sanitarians and the MN Department of Agriculture Rapid Response Team (RRT), EHS-Net and NVEAIS participant
South Carolina Centralized 1567Salmonella
18 STEC
6 Listeria
2010 Yes Yes Regional interviewers (state staff) interview all SSL cases Regional Staff Foodborne epidemiologists in Division of Acute Disease Epi and EH work closely together; EH staff directly supported
Tennessee Decentralized 1054 Salmonella
110 STEC
5 Listeria
2010 Yes Yes 92 out of 95 county LHDs participate in routine centralized interviewing for their SSL cases Student Team Collaborations with EHS-Net and General and EH Section, participates in NVEAIS
Utah Decentralized 338 Salmonella
142 STEC
5 Listeria
2009 Yes Yes LHDs interview SSL cases with centralized assistance Student Team Collaborations with Department of Agriculture and Food, Environmental Epidemiology, and LHD Sanitarians
Wisconsin Decentralized 750 Salmonella
315 STEC
13 Listeria
2009 Yes Yes LHDs interview SSL cases with assistance from the centralized student team  Student Team Collaborates 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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