Environmental Health

Health Impact Assessment: An Essential Tool for Health Department Accreditation

By Shannon Browlee, MPH, Public Health Educator, Okaland County Health Division (MI) and Stephanie Souter, MS, Planner II,Washington County (MN) Public Health & Environment Seeking accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and integrating…

Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Albany, New York

By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern The third and final story for our three-part blog series highlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)‘s Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) awardees takes us to Albany…

Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Lansing, Michigan

By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Lead Poisoning: Still an American Burden There are 24 million homes in the United States that contain deteriorated lead-based paint and elevated levels of lead-based dust and four million…

New Report: Community Assessment of Public Health Emergency Response

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released a new report illustrating the results of completing the Community Assessment of Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) as a part of the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health…

Vector Control Tools and Resources for Environmental Health Professionals

Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. In this column, CDC’s Kelli Foster discusses training and other resources designed to advance 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…