NACCHO Staff to Present at National Environmental Health Association Annual Conference

NACCHO staff next week will present on a variety of topics at the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA’s) Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition. The conference, at which NACCHO is a partner, provides environmental health training, education, and networking opportunities for attendees.

NACCHO staff will contribute their expertise to a number of program tracks, including: General Environmental Health, Climate Change, Environmental Health Impact Assessment, Leadership/Management and Workforce Development, and Vector Control & Zoonotic Diseases.

Select NACCHO sessions include:

Removing the Monkey Wrench: Tips to Meet FDA Retail Program Standards
Learn how retail food regulatory programs can use the Retail Program Standards to enhance uniformity and quality of their inspection programs while improving the level of service to their stakeholders. Get guidance on how to present the standards to obtain support from upper level management. Find out how to engage staff in assessments, create strategic action, and integrate them into daily operations.

Are We Ready? The Viewpoints of Local Health Departments on Climate Change
This session highlights a study conducted by NACCHO and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication to gain greater understanding of public health preparedness for climate change at the local level. This presentation explores the viewpoints and programmatic work of local health departments on climate change, and provides a pathway to build awareness and advocate for policies, plans, and programs that support climate change mitigation.

Oh Rats! An Assessment of the Nation’s Rodent Control Programs
From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have always been prominent feature of the environment and can compromise the public’s health. This session highlights an assessment by NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of nine local rodent control programs across the United States. Discuss the current capacity of local rodent control programs across the United States, best practices, challenges, and technical assistance needs of local rodent control programs.

Click here to see the full listing of NACCHO sessions and poster presentations.

About Katie Regan

Katie Regan serves as the Communications Specialist for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices through NACCHO's various storytelling and communications channels. Twitter: @katiejregan

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