FETP - Additional Resources
We have included resources from CDC Centers and the World Health Organization working on global noncommunicable diseases.
Multisite Evaluation of Field Epidemiology Training Programs: Findings and Recommendations, May 2014
CDC designed and implemented this evaluation in partnership with the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) and participating countries. This is the first evaluation in more than a decade to examine implementation and proximal (i.e., short-term) outcomes across multiple FETPs supported by CDC. The purposes of the evaluation were to (1) document selected components of program design and implementation across all participating sites; (2) determine progress toward the intended outcomes of the program; and (3) demonstrate accountability for use of resources and results. This report provides detailed information on design of the evaluation, participation of stakeholders throughout the evaluation, data collection and analysis, key findings, use of data to inform ongoing planning and evaluation activities, and recommendations for action to improve FETPs.
Noncommunicable Diseases – Training Modules
To strengthen NCD capacity globally, and to improve skills in NCD surveillance, prevention and control, CDC has developed a series of training materials which can be downloaded and adapted by public health practitioners, health educators and others. The NCD training materials are comprised of 24 modules, and include a facilitator’s guide, participant’s guide, PowerPoint presentations, and exercises with case studies.
CDC FETP Case Study – Research Ethics
Short-course Zidovudine Compared to What? A Trial to Prevent Mother-to-Infant HIV Transmission is a classroom-based interactive case study that addresses ethical and scientific issues in research. The research example used in this case study is a randomized controlled trial of zidovudine to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in developing countries after its effectiveness had been established in developed countries. The case study focuses on ethical issues, particularly the appropriateness and selection of a comparison (placebo) group, the review process, and informed consent.
Created in 1997, Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is a professional network of field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) located in 48 countries around the world. TEPHINET aims to strengthen international public health capacity by training field epidemiologists through an applied apprenticeship program. Trainees of FETPs master a set of core competencies that are vital to the practice of public health, while providing a valuable public health service to their countries and regions.
TEPHINET Library The TEPHINET Library is a place for groups to share and discuss knowledge about public health and other topics of interest to the community. The Library includes a searchable archive of training materials, case studies, abstracts, presentations and FETP standard curricula.
CDC Foodborne Case Studies
These case studies are interactive exercises developed to teach epidemiologic principles and practices. They are based on real-life outbreaks and public health problems and were developed in collaboration with the original investigators and experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The case studies require students to apply their epidemiologic knowledge and skills to problems confronted by public health practitioners at the local, state, and national level every day.
CDC EIS Case Studies
The case studies in applied epidemiology have been developed at CDC and used in training for Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officers, "disease detectives". The case studies allow students to practice their epidemiologic skills in the classroom to carefully crafted exercises that detail real public health problems.
EXCITE! (Excellence in Curriculum Innovation through Teaching Epidemiology and the Science of Public Health)
EXCITE! is a collection of teaching and reference materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to introduce and excite youth from kindergarten through 12th grade about the knowledge and skills utilized by public health professionals. The information presented in EXCITE! includes such academic subjects as life sciences, epidemiology, mathematics, social studies, language arts, and health education. Topics applicable to all levels of instruction include elementary statistical concepts, scientific method of inquiry, and outbreak investigation.