Environmental Health

Improving Hand Hygiene through Innovative Campaign Advertising and Community Outreach

By: Kyle Foerst, M.S., Emergency Response Planner, Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Seasonal influenza occurs annually and can cause mild to severe illness, which can lead to hospitalizations and even death. Certain groups,…

Funding Opportunity: 2017 AFDO Retail Program Standards Grant Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) are seeking applicants for the 2017 AFDO-administered Retail Program Standards Grant Program. State, local, territorial, and tribal regulatory retail food…

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…

Serve on The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response’s Development Teams

NACCHO is seeking to nominate candidates from local health departments with experience and interest in foodborne outbreak response to serve on one of four Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response’s (CIFOR) development teams. CIFOR is a…

New Resource: Model Aquatic Health Code Network September 2016 Webinar

The most recent Model Aquatic Health code (MAHC) Network webinar took place on Monday September 20, 2016. The interactive presentation was titled “the Industry’s Perspective: the Move to Evidenced-based Practice,” featuring aquatic industry representatives from Neptune…

Seeking Environmental Assessments Resources

NACCHO is collaborating with the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CoE) to develop a just-in-time training targeted to environmental health professionals conducting environmental assessments for foodborne illness outbreaks. The resource will be a succinct, online, and “on-the-go” training for EH…

The CIFOR Toolkit: A Powerful Training Resource Advancing Foodborne Outbreak Response

By Scott E. Holmes, REHS, MS, Environmental Public Health Manager, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department What do you get when you bring together over 60 public health professionals specializing in environmental health, epidemiology, and laboratory sciences,…