2019 Crumbine Award: Serving Safety in Minneapolis

By Gretchen Musicant, Commissioner, Minneapolis Health Department The Minneapolis Health Department Division of Environmental Health (MEH) is the proud recipient of the 2019 Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection. MEH follows three guiding principles in its work: Protect Minneapolis’ residents and…

Strengthen Core Capabilities in Mosquito and Tick Surveillance and Control with NACCHO’s Vector Control Toolkit

By Michael Luong, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern Summer may be coming to an end, but mosquito and tick season continues until the first frost hits and temperatures are consistently under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. With warming temperatures across the country and vector-borne diseases on the rise,…

Use CIFOR Tools to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response

Foodborne illness is nearly always preventable, yet according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in six Americans gets sick from contaminated food or beverages every year, and 3,000 die. To facilitate effective foodborne outbreak response across the country, local,…

Protecting Public Health with PEATT: The PFAS Exposure Assessment Technical Tools

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Communities demand action and answers when their drinking water contains the potentially harmful, man-made chemicals per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Although use of some of these chemicals has declined, increased water sampling over…