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UC 4-H Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak

Project Overview

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Intrigued by the microscopic viruses who have spread across our planet? Want to test your investigative skills and help others adapt to this pandemic? Interested in epidemiology (how we can track and prevent the spread of germs and diseases)? Join us for a virtual Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak project! Anyone interested in medicine, health, veterinary sciences, communications, or marketing should join.  

The 4-H Disease Detectives Project will help you learn about disease outbreaks, virus transmissions, public health investigations and how protective actions like hand washing, wearing masks, vaccinations, and herd immunity help manage negative public health outcomes. This project is designed for youth that are at least 12 years old. The project will meet on-line.

If you are interested in leading this project, find out more on the Educator Resources tab

State Project Coordinators

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Dorina M Espinoza PhD
Title: Youth, Families and Communities Advisor
Specialty: Positive Youth Development, Nutrition Education, Food Preservation, Food Systems with a focus on emergency response
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503-6998
Phone: 707-445-7351
Email: dmespinoza@ucanr.edu
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Marcel Horowitz MS, MCHES
Title: Community Nutrition and Health Advisor
Specialty: Youth Health Education
Sacramento Office
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Email: mhorowitz@ucanr.edu
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Anne M Iaccopucci Ed.D.
Title: 4-H Healthy Living Academic Coordinator II
California State 4-H Office
2801 Second Street
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Davis, CA 95618-7774
Phone: (530) 750-1339
Email: amiaccopucci@ucanr.edu