Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Planning and Evaluating a Healthy Community: HiAP in Chatham, NC

By Mike Zelek, MPH, Division Director, Health Promotion and Policy, Chatham County Public Health Department Planning for public health seems to be all the rage these days, with public health practitioners engaging partners from a range…

CDC Report on Outbreaks Associated with Untreated Recreational Water

CDC released an MMWR report on Outbreaks Associated with Untreated Recreational Water (e.g., in lakes, rivers and oceans). During 2000–2014, public health officials from 35 states and Guam voluntarily reported 140 outbreaks resulting in at…

Promoting Children’s Environmental Health at Early Care and Education Centers

Considering potential environmental hazards in relation to the siting of early care and education (ECE) facilities can reduce the risk of children’s exposure to dangerous chemicals. NACCHO conducted an exploratory assessment to determine how local…