Temple’s Public Health Contact Tracing Training course prepares students to work with public health officials to remotely interact with contacts, gather data, and share information to prevent disease transmission. The course is open to anyone with an interest in contact tracing, from entry-level community volunteers to trained public health professionals, epidemiologists and healthcare providers. 

After completing this program, participants will be able to transition into the jurisdiction-specific protocol training required by local/state public health departments and call contacts. 

This 10-hour, self-paced online training covers the necessary contact tracing components, including: 

  • Disease transmission and public health surveillance
  • Isolation and quarantine as a public health measure
  • Ethics/privacy considerations for contact tracing
  • Health equity and vulnerable populations
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Risk communication
  • Developing rapport and trust during interviews

The training culminates with a mock contact tracing phone call where participants demonstrate their ability to effectively interact with people during a contact tracing phone call and complete data collection.  

Register for the training course on Temple's Continuing Education site.