Challenges in Managing Foodborne Illness: A Public Health Concern, 2nd Edition


About the Course: 
Food safety and foodborne illnesses pose significant global health challenges, affecting both the United States and beyond. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in six Americans, totaling 48 million people, suffer from foodborne illnesses annually, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths (CDC, 2023a, August 9). This course specifically addresses five key aspects of preventable foodborne diseases: the problem's scope, significance, and surveillance; the risk factors involved; the various types of foodborne illnesses, their clinical presentations, and proper care; food safety practices and reporting procedures; and achievable initiatives outlined in Healthy People 2030. 

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Analyze the size, significance, and surveillance techniques used to evaluate foodborne disease.
  • Examine the risk of foodborne illness. 
  • Compare the types of foodborne illness and the clinical presentations and care.
  • Apply food safety techniques.
  • Evaluate the pathways to report a foodborne illness.
  • Analyze the Healthy People 2030 food safety initiatives.


About the Author: 
June D. Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN, is an educator, clinician, researcher, and writer.  She has served as the director of Education and Research for University Hospital’s in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as the director of Research and Development for Florida Hospitals in Orlando Florida.  In these capacities, she helped to champion standards of clinical practice based on evidence.  She has taught both undergraduate and graduate nursing at The Ohio State University and the University of Texas, Houston.  Dr. Thompson earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, her master’s in nursing from The Ohio State University, and her doctorate in Public Health, Injury Epidemiology, from the University of Texas, Houston.  

How to receive credit:

  • Listen to the entire podcast, which requires a 3-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.



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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  

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