Environmental Health

The 2017 Lancet Countdown Report: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

The Lancet Countdown tracks progress on health and climate change and provides an independent assessment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and the health implications of these actions. The Lancet…

FSMA Update: “Co-Manufacturers” Allowed Additional Time to Implement Certain Supply-Chain Program Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance, “Supply-Chain Program Requirements and Co-Manufacturer Supplier Approval and Verification for Human Food and Animal Food: Guidance for Industry,” designed to give certain co-manufacturers more…

Training Course: Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), revamped their Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) course. EHTER helps prepare environmental health professionals and other emergency response personnel…

Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response: Assessing the Legal and Institutional Framework for Interagency Information Sharing

The 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aims to create an integrated food safety system. The free flow of information is vital to reaching the goal of such a system, but, unfortunately, information sharing among…

NACCHO Report: Shifting Our Approach to Mosquito Control Capabilities in the U.S.

The State of Mosquito Control in the U.S. Mosquito-borne diseases are an ongoing public health concern in the United States, but there seems to be a cyclical pattern when it comes to prioritizing mosquito control…

World Food Day 2017: How Will Climate Change Influence Food Security and Migration?

The local and global food system is an underlying and essential public health foundation that plays a role in nutrition, obesity, environmental and occupational health, and more. Regardless of how well-established agriculture is within the…