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Epidemiologic surveillance, disease investigation, communication, and support for individuals play a key role in reducing COVID-19 community transmission. As such, the Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative has developed training for individuals supporting the COVID-19 response effort.
Local and state health department staff and volunteers conducting Case Investigation, Contact Tracing, and Resource Coordination in Colorado will benefit from this knowledge and skill-based training before starting their work.
A training track for each role has been created, with some common training across roles. Individual modules can be taken as assigned by supervisors. Newly added modules include training on Dr. Justina, Colorado's Contact Tracing software, for agencies using this system, and Career Exploration, for those interested in health careers following their contact tracing work.
Topics covered in this training course include:
The full training includes approximately 3-4 hours of self-paced online training, followed by 3.5 hours of live, instructor-led skill practice, held via Zoom.
Note: Registration and training completion information for this training will be shared with hiring authorities, training organizations, or funders for verification, reporting, or additional training purposes.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
This training was created by the Training Workgroup of the Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative. The Collaborative is a partnership of organizations to provide structure and support for local and state public health agencies through coordination and collaboration across partners working on Contact Tracing, Case Investigation, and Resource Coordination initiatives related to the COVID-19 pandemic.