Environmental Health

It’s All About Diarrhea During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2017

The thirteenth annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is happening this week, May 22–28. Every year in the week leading up to Memorial Day–—the kickoff to the summer swim season–—the Centers for Disease Control and…

Allegheny County Embraces Health in All Policies: Advancing Local Health Through Collaboration

By Erica Bryson, Health in All Policies Coordinator, Allegheny County Health Department The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) recently adopted a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to advance its countywide health strategy, Live Well Allegheny.…

New Report: Using Built Environment to Promote Physical Activity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force, an interdisciplinary public health panel appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released recommendations on using built environment strategies to increase physical activity. Despite the…

CDC Toolkit: Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch recently released a new toolkit for this year’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, observed on May 22-28, 2017. The toolkit includes messaging guidance, social media tools,…