Built Environment

National Library of Medicine Launches Redesigned Tox Town Website

The National Library of Medicine announced a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. The new design, informed by extensive user research,…

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

New Health in All Policies/Lead Prevention Funding Opportunity

The National Center for Healthy Housing, in collaboration with the National Environmental Health Association, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, is offering a…

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…

CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Florence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, September 12 to coordinate 24/7 all CDC activities for public health needs before, during, and after Hurricane Florence, including the…

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…

Rochester Bike Share Health Impact Assessment

Common Ground Health conducted a health impact assessment on the bike share program in Rochester, NY to analyze the impact on resident health and any barriers to access. The HIA recommended installing new bike stations in…