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Come hear how Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department in Nebraska is providing intensive consultative assistance focused on the poorest performing food establishments, with the goal of reducing foodborne illness outbreaks.  This innovative approach called INFUSE has resulted in such food establishments implementing numerous Active Managerial Controls targeting the CDC Big five risk factors.  In addition, the LLCHD is now rolling out a behavior change strategy “TAKE 20! Wash your hands” targeting hand hygiene in restaurants.

Scott Holmes, Lincoln-Lancaster County, NE

Scott Holmes grew up in wilds of Montana, went to school at Montana State University, and then moved to the tundra of North Dakota to take his first job in the profession as a Sanitarian at the State Health Department.  Having survived 3 winters of brutal cold, Scott chose to move to a warmer climate to pursue his MS in Environmental Health – Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Realizing that he had been fooled by the tourism ads, which only showed pictures of the month of August, after receiving his degree Scott and his family ventured to tropical paradise of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Scott was hired as Epidemiologist for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), but soon moved into his current role as the Manager of the Environmental Public Health Division.  Scott is proud to note that the LLCHD Food Safety Program was awarded the 2015 Samuel J. Crumbine Award for Consumer Protection. Scott has served on several advisory committees and boards, including: the Council for Improving Foodborne Outbreak Response; FDA’s Partnership for Food Protection; Nebraska’s Board of Environmental Health Specialists; NACCHO’s Environmental Health Advisory Committee; NEHA’s Technical Advisory Group; and CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health Director’s Advisory Committee.  Scott has presented at several national and state conferences and has even been invited back a time or two. Return to Conference Schedule