Train the Trainer
From 2003-2005, the CFSPH organized Train-the-Trainer sessions for veterinarians interested in using the CFSPH materials to educate others in their communities about bioterrorism and agroterrorism. Five training sessions were conducted and a total of 330 veterinarians have participated in Train-the-Trainer sessions. Over 870 presentations have been given to more than 35,000 individuals. The CFSPH feels that the Train-the-Trainer program has been very successful in raising awareness of bioterrorism and agroterrorism agents. Another benefit is that 330 veterinarians from across the U.S. have detailed information on the agroterrorism and bioterrorism agents and could easily provide accurate information in their state in the event of a disease outbreak.
The CFSPH continues to ask trainers to report on their presentations and to monitor the effectiveness of the Train-the-Trainer program. The CFSPH placed all of the awareness education materials on our website for use by interested individuals. The CFSPH is not planning to offer any more Train-the-Trainer sessions using these materials. We are now focusing our efforts on providing information on biological risk management to empower veterinarians and individuals to better protect their animals and themselves from infectious diseases and to provide materials for use by state animal emergency response teams.
If you are interested in using our CFSPH awareness education materials to educate others, please go to the Animal Disease Information section of our website.
Please continue to tell us when you have used our materials for presentations. Use the forms below to submit your presentations.