Surveillance and Control Program Awarded by the CDC
In 2016 AMCA was awarded a multi-million-dollar contract from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the establishment of training and certificate programs for mosquito surveillance and control in response to the emergence and spread of Zika in the Western hemisphere.
With the award, AMCA is designing, developing and deploying a targeted mosquito surveillance and control training program, as well as insecticide resistance, using Best Management Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management for US state and protectorate institutions responsible for conducting mosquito control.
The program has been developed by a panel of industry experts and occurs in three tracks through both online and onsite components. The onsite portion will be a Train the Trainer workshop and will be held at ten regional training hubs located across the US. The onsite Train the Trainer workshops will launch in 2017.
Click here to view AMCA's Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management Manual, 2017.
** Recently updated from 2009 version by the AMCA expert advisory panel as part of the CDC sole-source contract for Establishment of Training and Certification Programs for Mosquito Surveillance and Control.
The e-modules cover basic mosquito biology, surveillance and control with an emphasis on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These modules serve as an on-site supplement and complement the onsite training hubs in four key areas to build capacity in the workforce:
Module 1: Mosquitoes and Disease: Aedes and Culex;
Module 2: What and Why of Aedes Species Ecology and Behavior;
Module 3: The What and How of Aedes Surveillance; and
Module 4: The What and How of Aedes Control
To successfully complete the assessment scores need to be 85% or higher to advance to the next module.
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"Train the Trainer" workshops on the Best Management Practices in Mosquito Control
The AMCA will be hosting various Train the Trainer Certification workshop hubs for the Integrated Mosquito Management Curriculum sponsored by the CDC and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). These two-day certification events will occur at various Regional Training Hubs in the United States over the course of 2017 & 2018. Attendees who are identified to become Certification Trainers for the Integrated Mosquito Management Curriculum will be required to read the revised AMCA Best Practices for Mosquito Management Manual and go through e-module 1 of the online training prior to the live workshop training event. During the live workshop training attendees will use the Best Practices manual and will be required to go through a case study involving surveillance, mapping, action thresholds, and control, working in teams with real data to develop an action plan.
The Train the Trainer Certification workshops will be conducted by individuals who have received Master Trainer Certifications as part of this program. After 2 days training, students will receive the AMCA Train the Trainer Certification.
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Provides help to all stakeholders with strategic planning and organizational development, looking into the future to plan for program goals and needs with regard to public health and mosquito control.