Author Archives: Anastasia Sonneman

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.

New Food Safety Performance Measurement Tool

The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) recently released a new data entry tool to support state and local health departments and partner agencies in measuring their food safety progress. In collaboration with the Minnesota Integrated Food…

The Health Impact Assessment: Building Environmental Health Capacity

By Sandra Whitehead, PhD, Director of Program and Partnership Development, National Environmental Health Association  More and more, local health departments (LHDs) are being forced to cut their environmental health programs. This pattern is caused by…

A Call to Action: Prepare for Climate Change

By Paul Biedrzycki, MPH, MBA, CIH, Director of Disease Control and Environmental Health, City of Milwaukee Health Department Regardless of the current political debates on the existence of climate change, there is mounting and compelling scientific evidence…

EPA Seeks Comments on Draft Drinking Water Guidance for Radiological Emergencies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding an open comment period to begin the week of June 13-17, 2016 for its draft Drinking Water Protective Action Guide (PAG) and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents. This guidance…