Year of Publication



Public Health

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Degree Name

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Committee Chair

Julia Costich

Committee Member

Keith Knapp

Committee Member

Margaret McGladrey


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) has developed an educational program aimed at Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) health and athletics staff members to ensure timely reporting and action in the event of an infectious disease outbreak (4). The program was implemented after a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak occurred in a Kentucky community, with a high school football team presenting several of the cases (4). It was noted by a school nurse that many people attending an informational session lacked knowledge regarding infection control, suggesting a need for intervention in this community. I have evaluated this program in the pages that follow. The details of this evaluation follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health (3).

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