Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Greener Guidance: Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness

Note: This is the seventh edition of NACCHO’s Greener Guidance environmental health advice column. See past columns here. Submit a question here. February 2019 Dear Greener Guidance, I am writing to inquire about environmental health (EH) emergency…

Grantees Announced for Climate and Health Adaptations in Local Health Departments Funding

Climate change jeopardizes public health. From extreme heat to flash flooding to increased spread of vector-borne diseases, the effects of climate change are some of the most pervasive threats local health departments are facing. To…

Foodborne Illness Outbreaks at Retail Establishments, 2014–2016

State and local public health departments report hundreds of foodborne illness outbreaks each year to CDC and are primarily responsible for investigations of these outbreaks. Typically, investigations involve epidemiology, laboratory, and environmental health components. Health…