Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence

mHealth

Colorado Mobile Health Project

Typically conducted by phone, routine enteric disease case interviews are critical for foodborne illness surveillance, outbreak detection, and disease control. However, an increasing case load, along with the increased use of mobile telephones, has made case interviews more challenging to complete. For this reason, the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CO CoE) developed and evaluated the Colorado Mobile Health (mHealth) Project using online surveys to supplement routine telephone-based enteric disease case investigations.

We conducted a pilot for Giardia case interviews in three local public health agencies in summer 2019. In 2020, we began using the program for Campylobacter and Salmonella to maintain enteric disease interviewing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This website is a compilation of resources and guidance on the use of online surveys to supplement routine enteric disease case investigations.

Learn more about the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence at www.cofoodsafety.org

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