Environmental Health

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…

NACCHO and CDC Launch Pilot Project to Improve Oral Health through Local Water Fluoridation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the collective annual cost of dental care in the United States is over $113 billion, while another $6 billion is lost when Americans miss work…

Recently Released: Food Recovery Report

Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council recently released a joint report titled, Don’t Waste, Donate: Enhancing Food Donations Through Federal Policy. The report addresses a troubling disconnect between…

Now Available: Featured Content from 2017 Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Virtual Conference

Recorded presentations and supplementary materials from the third annual Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Virtual Conference are now accessible online until June 23, 2017. Organized by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors in coordination with the Centers…