Environmental Health

Letter Grades for Restaurants Helped Reduce Salmonella Illnesses in New York City

A study published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Emerging Infectious Diseases looked at the effect of posting letter grades for restaurant inspections on the incidence of foodborne illness. The researchers compared Salmonella infection rates…

FDA Releases Report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Fast Food and Full-Service Restaurants, 2013-2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released findings from the initial phase of a 10-year study that is evaluating trends in food preparation practices and employee behaviors that contribute to foodborne illness outbreaks in the retail…

Request for Input on Federal Outreach to Control Listeria Monocytogenes at Retail Delicatessens

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is collecting information from stakeholders from industry, state and public health and agriculture departments with responsibilities for retail food safety, local health departments, and grocers to gather…

Request for Proposals: Climate and Health Adaptation in Local Health Departments

NACCHO supports local efforts to track, prevent, and mitigate the health effects of climate change. These efforts include (1) incorporating adaptation planning into land use, housing, and transportation design; (2) preparing communities for extreme and…

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,…