Assessment Deadline Extended: Development of National Network for Environmental Health Officials

NACCHO is extending the deadline through March 31, 2017 for participation in an assessment exploring the need for the development of a national network for environmental health officials. The assessment will help NACCHO gain a better understanding of how environmental health officials may be connecting currently, how a potential national network could complement these efforts, and determine how to organize the network to best benefit and represent professionals in the environmental health field.

Environmental health officials interested in providing their input are asked to complete the assessment, estimated to take 20 minutes to complete, no later than Friday, March 31, 2017. Participation is voluntary, and responses will remain anonymous. Please note, if you already completed a similar assessment offered last year, NACCHO thanks you for your input, and you do not need to complete the current assessment.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

4 thoughts on “Assessment Deadline Extended: Development of National Network for Environmental Health Officials

  1. Corwin Porter
    January 17, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I am interested in participating in the assessment.

    1. Anastasia Sonneman
      January 18, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Hello Mr. Porter,

      Thank you for your interest in providing input to better inform the development of this project. NACCHO is very appreciative of your time and effort. In order to participate, please follow this link [] to access and complete the assessment. Should you have any additional questions, please contact Jennifer Li, NACCHO Senior Director of Environmental Health and Disability, at

      Warm Regards,
      NACCHO Environmental Health Team

  2. Charles D. Treser
    January 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm


    I think this would be an excellent role for NACCHO. There used to be a National Conference of Local Environmental Health Administrators (NCLEHA) which was very active for many years but collapsed due to rising costs and declining membership about 10 years ago. Since that time I am not aware of any cohesive forum for local EH Directors to get together to discuss common problems, issues and directions, although a number of states to have a state-wide organization of EH Directors.

    I was the NCLEHA treasurer when the association collapsed with about $500 left in their bank account. Should NACCHO decide to go forward with this effort I will be happy to send you a check to be used to support the effort.

    Good Luck,
    Chuck Treser

    1. Anastasia Sonneman
      January 18, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Hello Mr. Treser,

      Thank you for offering your insight and support on this project. Jennifer Li, NACCHO Senior Director for Environmental Health and Disability, will reach out to your shortly by email to discuss your suggestions in more detail. Thank you again for your engagement and support!

      Warm Regards,
      NACCHO Environmental Health Team

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