Virtual Reality Modules for Educating Public Health Professionals

VR overlay of tableHCESC is exploring new ways to introduce important concepts for public health using low cost VR technologies that can be deployed without a computer. The idea is to incorporate this new medium for education while making it more appealing to the younger generation than watching a Power Point presentation. A recent project carried out in partnership with Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is an example of such educational opportunities. CUPHD requires certification for temporary food service managers, such as those at fairs or concession stands. HCESC used technology to create a unique VR training module for the county using an interactive 360-degree video.Food safety quiz screen