In response to several public health issues caused by recent hurricanes and unprecedented flooding, the Public Health & YOU program through the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has developed a new training entitled Post-Flood Infectious Diseases, Hazards & Prevention Measures. The training is available to public health professionals at no cost online at expand.iu.edu as part of the school’s workforce development efforts.
The module takes about one hour to complete and ensures that participants have the knowledge and skills to prevent dangers associated with common post-flood infectious diseases and hazards. IU School of Public Health-Bloomington faculty members Dr. Shawn Gibbs and Ms. Aurora Le developed the content for this course.
Dr. Gibbs is executive associate dean for academic affairs and a professor in the school, and is an expert in infectious diseases. His research focuses on biocontainment, personal protective equipment, and highly infectious disease management, among other topics. Ms. Le, an academic specialist at the school, also researches infectious diseases of public health significance and highly infectious disease management.
Public Health & YOU, a program through the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, aims to educate the public health workforce and to help professionals put public health concepts into practice to better the quality of life for all. All programs are offered online at no cost and there are no prerequisites required.