Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence Southeastern Region Education and Training Needs Assessment
To assist in focusing the efforts of the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence, a needs assessment was conducted with the purpose to assess current needs/knowledge gaps among state and local personnel involved in food safety activities and to assess the best approach to reach the target audience. The online survey was distributed to foodborne outbreak responders in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Please follow the below link to review the results of this needs assessment.
Needs Assessment published August 13, 2013
Partners Regional Training Program Development Meeting - August 14, 2013
Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence Southeastern Regional Partners Regional Training Program Development Meeting August 14, 2013
Regional partners of Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence gathered at the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogen Institute in Gainesville, Florida on August 14, 2013 to kickoff discussion on a regional approach to foodborne illness investigation training. Partners were able to attend from Alabama Department of Public Health, Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Georgia Department of Public Health, Puerto Rico Department of Health, and University of Florida. A shared resources regional approach to foodborne illness investigation training was agreed upon during the meeting.
First row: Ben Klekamp, Jamie DeMent, Dr. Encijar Hassan-Rios , Siri Wilson  Second row: Dr. Glenn Morris , Nicole Darrow , Tina Pippin  Third row: Dr. Song Ling , Karen Simpson , Dr. John Fruin  Fourth row:Paula Hamsho-Diaz , Donna Setzer  Fifth row: Steve Ryan , Matt Colson  Not pictured: Kevin Hanson , Dr. Doug Archer , Dr. Michael Lauzardo 
1 Alabama Department of Public Health
2 Florida Department of Health
3 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
4 Georgia Department of Public Health
5 Puerto Rico Department of Health
6 University of Florida