Community Outreach and Training Development

K-12 Outreach and Education

Dr. Jonathan Sexton regularly speaks at local K-12 schools, after-school programs, and other community outreach events to help kids and adults develop an interest in science. Presentations showcase the importance of hygiene and simple interventions to minimize risk of infection.

Young Global Leaders: An Integrated Lab Experience
  • This summer, ESRAC will be working with the Global Health Institute to host a summer camp for high school students. The program will spotlight the microbial aspects of Environmental Health Sciences through a hands-on lab experience. Click here to learn more.
Bacteriophage Phi X-174 Transmission Inside a High School Cafeteria and the Effect of the Custodians’ Interventions

Infectious Agents Exposure Reduction Training for First Responders

ESRAC, Tucson Fire Department (TFD) and the Western Regional Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) at MEZCOPH created a “pathogen exposure prevention” training video for firefighters and EMS responders about the best protocols to avoid infection. Click here to learn more.

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease (PreventLD)

ESRAC, in collaboration with the Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC), CDC, National Network of Public Health Institutes, and an advisory team, developed a free online training program for creating a water management program to reduce the risk for Legionnaires’ disease. It was the most popular course offered by WRPHTC 2018-2019 and more than 1,000 participants have completed the 3-hour interactive training. Click here to learn more.

WQRF Educational Outreach Series

The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF), in collaboration with ESRAC and water experts from across the U.S., developed educational materials to increase public knowledge of drinking water quality and in-home treatment options.