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EHS-Net Partners - San Mateo County

The County of San Mateo Health Department is an EHS-Net practice partner. The County of San Mateo EHS-Net program is working on a food practice project in FY 2010-2015.

Reduction of Campylobacter

This project will focus on reducing the county’s high Campylobacter infection rates. San Mateo staff will

  • Collect and monitor data on the incidence of Campylobacter.
  • Develop and evaluate targeted interventions based on these data.
  • Establish strategic partnerships with community organizations.
  • Increase public awareness of Campylobacter and its associated health risks.

Project objectives over the 5-year period include

  • Reducing incidence of Campylobacter infection by 15%-25%.
  • Decreasing food facility risk factors associated with raw chicken handling by 50%.
  • Increasing food handler knowledge of Campylobacter risk and safe food handling practices associated with raw chicken by 50%.
  • Increasing the public’s knowledge and awareness of the environmental health role in public health by 30%-40%.


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