Environmental Health

NACCHO Releases Research Brief Highlighting Local Health Department Environmental Health Activities

In January 2017, NACCHO released findings from the 2016 National Profile of Local Health Departments, a comprehensive survey of local health department (LHD) infrastructure and practice. This newest data was provided by 76% of all LHDs…

Make Health a Summer Priority: How to Limit Exposure to Warm Weather’s Environmental Risks

By Anna Suarez, Communications Specialist, Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center After enduring months of snow, freezing temperatures, and decreased daylight, communities can breathe a collective sigh of relief as summer slides into sight once again. With…

New NACCHO Food Safety and Defense Webinar Recordings

NACCHO recently released several new food safety and defense e-learning resources for local retail regulatory food programs. These resources include the following: NACCHO Risk Factor Studies Sharing Session Part I: Considerations for Conducting Retail Food Risk…

Keep Crypto out of the Pool: Addressing One of the Summer’s Major Public Health Risks

By Hannah Donart, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern Cryptosporidium (Crypto) is one of the most common causes of diarrheal disease outbreaks associated with recreational water activity in the United States and these outbreaks are occurring at…

Webinar Series: Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue

The San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is hosting a four-part webinar series titled “Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue,” starting on July 19. Attendees will hear from internationally-recognized experts and innovative on-the-ground leaders discussing…

NACCHO Report: Evaluation of Technical Assistance for Local Health Impact Assessments

NACCHO recently released a new report examining Health Impact Assessment (HIA) implementation practices, challenges, and gaps across nine local health departments. Findings and recommendations included in this report aim to build on a 2014 evaluation…