Climate Change

Make Health a Summer Priority: How to Limit Exposure to Warm Weather’s Environmental Risks

By Anna Suarez, Communications Specialist, Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center After enduring months of snow, freezing temperatures, and decreased daylight, communities can breathe a collective sigh of relief as summer slides into sight once again. With…

Webinar Series: Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue

The San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is hosting a four-part webinar series titled “Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue,” starting on July 19. Attendees will hear from internationally-recognized experts and innovative on-the-ground leaders discussing…

Recruiting LHD Staff: 2017-2018 NACCHO Environmental Health Workgroups

Recruitment for 2017-2018 NACCHO advisory groups (i.e., committees and workgroups), including four environmental health groups (one committee and three workgroups) is open through May 5, 2017. NACCHO advisory groups are a primary and recognized vehicle for identifying the…

NACCHO Global Climate Change Workgroup is Recruiting

NACCHO is currently looking for new members to join its Global Climate Change Workgroup. Local health officials, environmental health professionals, environmental health directors, and subject matter experts who are interested in enhancing climate change adaptation and mitigation…

New Resource: A Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity

The Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Health, in partnership with the California Medical Association Foundation, the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations and the National Medical Association, is releasing a new resource to strengthen and inform…

Newly Released: NACCHO Exchange Summer 2016 Issue

The newest issue of the NACCHO Exchange, our quarterly magazine was sent out to all local health departments (LHDs) across the country last week. The summer 2016 issue focuses on environmental health, highlighting topics including vector…

Conference Recap: EPA Local Government Advisory Committee Meeting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) met on July 27-29, 2016 in Washington, DC to discuss high priority issues for the EPA and local, state, and tribal governments working on environmental…

A Call to Action: Prepare for Climate Change

By Paul Biedrzycki, MPH, MBA, CIH, Director of Disease Control and Environmental Health, City of Milwaukee Health Department Regardless of the current political debates on the existence of climate change, there is mounting and compelling scientific evidence…