Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Assessment of Community Awareness and Practices Concerning Indoor Air Pollutants — Madison County, Alabama, June 2017

This article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report describes a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) that the Alabama Department of Public Health conducted focusing…

Does Ending Plastic Pollution Mean the End of Plastic Straws?

For the last 5,000 years, people around the world have been sipping their drinks out of straws. Only recently have straws come under serious debate. The gold and lapis straws of the ancient Sumerians evolved…

National Minority Health Month: The Double Burden for Minorities with Disabilities

By Kirsten Donato, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow In April, organizations and people across the United States are bringing awareness to National Minority Health Month. NACCHO recognizes the challenges in minority health, especially as inequities…

Ongoing Multistate Salmonellosis Outbreak Linked to Controversial Kratom Supplement

By Alexandra Fraser, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern A multistate outbreak of Salmonellosis has been linked to the consumption of a product called “kratom”. From March 14 to April 5, 2018 the number of Salmonella cases confirmed by…

Food Safety Program Successes in Providing the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services

Learn how local and state food safety programs apply the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services in this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) column from the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Environmental…

Environmental Health Program Performance and Its Relationship with Environment-Related Disease in Florida

Read about how environmental health programs in Florida improved their delivery of the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services (EEPHS) and how this contributed to better overall health outcomes in their communities. The study used a…

Let’s Meat in the Kitchen: Preventing the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance through Safe Handling of Meat and Poultry Products

This resource page from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health details the effects of overuse of antibiotics in food animal production, and how to protect against exposure to harmful bacteria on meat and…