Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

New NACCHO Policy Statement on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

NACCHO released a new policy statement on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). NACCHO advises federal, state, and local governments and related agencies to continue research initiatives and enact legislation to manage the human and environmental…

New HiAP Funding Opportunity Coming Soon

In November, NCHH, in collaboration with NEHA, NACCHO, and ASTHO, will offer a new funding opportunity for local governmental agencies housing their jurisdiction’s childhood lead prevention programs (i.e., local health departments, local environmental health agencies).…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 2

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public. This post is…

Free CDC-Funded Online Trainings Available on Foodborne Outbreak Investigations and Team Development

The Tennessee Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (TN CoE) is offering free, online, and self-paced training courses focused on foodborne outbreak investigations. In collaboration with the TN CoE, the Center for Agriculture and Food…

Environmental Health Travel Scholarships Available for Food Safety Meeting

Attend the 2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet East Coast Regional Meeting to be held on January 15-17, 2019 in Tampa, FL.  This meeting will bring together laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease…

Apply for NACCHO’s WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup

NACCHO is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup. Having access to clean and safe water during and after emergencies is vital for all communities. When events…

Resources for Food Producers in Flooded Areas Due To Hurricane Michael

Please see the statement below from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Among those in Hurricane Michael’s path in the Southeast U.S. are farmers and their fields of crops grown for human consumption. The U.S.…

Applications Open for Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Six-Day Training Course at University of Idaho

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem hosts the annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course. This course provides accessible, condensed training and “knowledge networking” for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and…

How Local Health Departments with Moderate 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 second in a three-part series covering the Capabilities for Public Health Agency Involvement…