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Gastro Gambit Functional Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for public health agencies along with public health partners to assess their preparedness and response capabilities associated with a food-related human health incident occurring within the region.

This exercise is designed to involve public health agencies including epidemiology teams in critically evaluating activities, communications and interactions between partners with roles in responding to a foodborne illness outbreak.

During this exercise participants will work together as a unified team of professionals:

  • To respond to an urgent and complex food contamination incident.
  • To map the process and flow of a foodborne disease investigation.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Gastro Gambit – An Environmental Health Functional Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

Students and their families become ill following their participation in Lincoln Elementary School’s Annual End of School Awards Banquet held at a local restaurant.

Exercise Participation Information

Your agency or organization can participate in this exercise for $600.
For information about participating in this exercise please complete an Information Request Form. Upon completing the form you will be contacted and provided with additional information.

Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
Call 850-241-3565 to schedule this exercise 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Environmental Health Registration will open once the exercise is scheduled From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Incident Management Team
* Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.