Environmental Health

Intimate Partner Violence and Disability-Specific Abuse: An Overlooked Issue and the Role of Local Health Departments

By Whitney Thurman, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as intentional behaviors toward an intimate partner in the form of intimidation; emotional abuse; physical, sexual, and/or psychological assault; or any…

State Strategies to Improve Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment Services under Medicaid and CHIP

A new report from the National Academy for State Health Policy, State Strategies to Improve Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment Services under Medicaid and CHIP,  “details the potential health impacts of lead toxicity in children and Centers…

Notice of Funding Opportunity: CDC Now Accepting Applications for “Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes”

CDC Division of Oral Health is now accepting applications for a 5-year cooperative agreement, Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes (CDC-RFA-DP18-1811). The purpose of this non-research Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to build…

Addressing Environmental Site Hazards at Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy Strategies

Identifying and remedying site hazards before a child care facility is licensed, as well as during facility operations, can help prevent and reduce harmful exposures to staff and children. A new paper from the Environmental…

Taking Action to Address the Public Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke

By Alan Vette, Acting Director, Air and Energy National Research Program (ORD), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Erika Sasser, Director, Health and Environmental Impacts Division (OAQPS), EPA During Air Quality Awareness Week (April…