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OUR MISSION AT TRAVELHEALTH101....
We want to spread the word so that more
people travel with good health preparation.

Travel Health 101 LLC is a company dedicated to the provision of basic travel health information for international travelers and health care providers. Our goal is to lessen the repeat work for providers in their travel clinics while giving basic common sense health information to travelers. Additionally, our company has a role in consulting with and educating health care professionals just starting to provide travel health care in their clinics.

HOW WAS THE VIDEO DEVELOPED?

Where does an idea come from? It can be hard to pin point inspiration but here's Lynne Bunnell's story of how she got the ball rolling for Travel Health 101.

"The original idea for the Travel Health 101™ Traveler Video grew out of my need for help.

I was running a travel clinic, seeing 5-10 travelers a day and I began to lose my voice to laryngitis. I was concerned because no one else in my clinic knew how to do pre-travel consultations. I borrowed a video camera from the health education dept of the clinic, and taped myself going through my handouts to save my voice for the patient interviews.

I apologized to my patients that I would have them watch a video, but then people said they liked it. So I kept using it even after I felt better because I found that it saved me a lot of time. I subsequently produced and marketed a smoother version of the tape in the mid-1990s and some clinics are still using that tape.

As the course and video have evolved we moved to online delivery and we are able to support many travel health care providers all over the world.

The visual format is accessible to all types of learners. The images help travelers remember the information. Some people learn best by listening and others by watching, and with our video the visual graphics are timed to reinforce the narration and engage every viewer."

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ALLOW US TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES!
Ruth Carrico

Ruth Carrico PhD DNP APRN FNP-C CIC FSHEA FNAP FAAN
Executive Director, Norton Infectious Diseases Institute

Norton Healthcare
601 S. Floyd Street, suite 600
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Professor (gratis faculty), Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Office phone: 502-861-4547
Cell: 502-640-8026
Ruth.Carrico@nortonhealthcare.org

Ruth Carrico PhD DNP APRN FNP-C CIC FSHEA FNAP FAAN is the Executive Director of the Infectious Diseases Institute for Norton Healthcare, a large health system headquartered in Louisville, KY. She is also a Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner, gratis faculty, with the University of Louisville School Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Carrico has received training specific for healthcare epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Dr. Carrico served as editor for the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology from 2005-2012. In 2008, Dr. Carrico was appointed to the National Biosurveillance Subcommittee (NBS) Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in 2010 became a SHEA Fellow. In 2011, Dr. Carrico was appointed by Secretary Sebelius (Health and Human Services), to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). In 2012, she was presented with the Carole DeMille Achievement Award by APIC, an honor for an Infection Preventionist. In 2013, Dr. Carrico began serving the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases as the Board’s Nurse Planner and in 2014 became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumna. Dr. Carrico served as the 2016 president of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC). In 2018, Dr. Carrico assumed the position of president of the Kentucky Nurses Association and in 2020 was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. In October 2021, Dr. Carrico was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the highest honor in the nursing profession. In October 2021, Dr. Carrico retired as full time Professor to assume the role of Executive Director of the Norton Infectious Diseases Institute at Norton Healthcare, in Louisville Kentucky where she is responsible for operations and administration of the four Centers (Clinical Research, Education & Training, Global Health, Public Health) within the Institute.
Throughout her practice and academic career, Dr. Carrico and her team have received more than $40 million in funding from federal agencies such as the CDC, HRSA, DHS, and NIH as well as from industry partners all focused on infectious diseases, infection prevention, and immunization. Dr. Carrico continues to work with healthcare facilities across the spectrum of healthcare as well as communities, businesses, and public health to address the challenges and prevention of infectious diseases.


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