he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set up the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellent (CoEs) to act as peer resource centers for public health professionals that respond to foodborne illness outbreaks. In addition to peer assistance, CoEs provide training that supports state and local health department’s capacity to track and investigate enteric diseases.
There are five designated CoEs around the U.S., each serving a region. CoEs assist state and local health departments one-on-one basis. Health departments can contact their local CoE to see what services they provide. Learn more by visiting the CDC’s CoE website and check the CoE twitter for information on events.