Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. In this column, CDC’s Kelli Foster discusses training and other resources designed to advance environmental health professionals’ awareness of public health threats posed by vectors and pests. The article was published in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
To further assist environmental health professionals at the local level, CDC partnered with the Public Health Foundation to develop reports from local vector control programs and a driver diagram to identify and address drivers of vector-borne disease. Check out CDC’s Enivornemtnal Health Services vector control resources page for these and other vector control resources including specific CDC Zika resources particularly useful for environmental health staff.