This presentation developed by Jeanette and Paul Stehr-Green and narrated by Anjum Hajat, MPH, gives you an overview of the basic steps involved in investigating non-infectious disease clusters.
• Discuss the epidemiologic and logistical issues that should be considered when determining the feasibility of an etiologic study
• List five factors affecting risk perception
• List three considerations in dealing with the media
• Consider the pros and cons of investigating clusters of non-infectious diseases
The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness.