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Implementing Student Interview Teams

The New York Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (NY CoE) developed two resources aimed to advise State/jurisdictional health departments on processes to implement student interview teams (remote or in-person) at their agency. A Student/Intern Logistics Checklist highlighting planning, logistical, budget and infrastructure considerations at the agency-level is supplemented by a Student Team Orientation Checklist which highlights activities/tools to develop fundamental interviewing skills. The Orientation checklist references supplemental documents, including a disease information worksheet and instructions for use of Google Voice. We encourage other agencies to modify templates in accordance with protocols/policies specific to your state/jurisdiction. In addition, NY CoE hosted a webinar highlighting these products and the recording is archived on the NY CoE website.