Through NACCHO’s outreach to environmental health leaders around the country, we have heard a strong desire for a streamlined method for leaders to connect, collaborate, and share with peers in their region and similarly organized jurisdictions. This is especially important given the reality of increasing environmental health related issues, decreasing funding, and a changing public health workforce. Previously, there was no formal way to make such a connection.
NACCHO is addressing this by piloting a Local Environmental Health Directors & Managers Collaborative. Hosted on NACCHO’s Virtual Communities platform, the Collaborative is designed to foster a dynamic community and serve as a simple forum for sharing and discussing best practices, available resources, and innovative ideas.