Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

EPA Researchers Partner with WaterStep to Deliver Clean Water During Emergencies

After extreme weather events like hurricanes, water systems can flood, inhibiting their ability to provide safe drinking water to communities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saw a need for portable water treatment systems to provide…

Show Your Support for Children’s Environmental Health

By the Children’s Environmental Health Committee of the American Public Health Association’s Environment Section Local health department professionals are uniquely aware of the health issues and risks affecting their towns and cities. Some counties have…

Preventing the Bite Day and Night in Harris County

The third most populous county in the United States, Harris County (TX) works day and night to protect its 4.7 million residents from vector-borne disease by integrating surveillance, control, education, research, and technology. Harris County…

How Local Health Departments with the Fewest Resources Can Increase Active Transportation

By Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, Program Director, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series covering the Capabilities for Public Health Agency…