Environmental Health

One Health: Local Health Department Approaches for Addressing the Interconnectivity of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

In a new fact sheet, “One Health: Local Health Department Approaches for Addressing the Interconnectivity of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health,” NACCHO explores One Health, a multi-disciplinary public health approach that recognizes the health of humans is…

HUD Resources: Smoke-Free Public Housing & Multifamily Properties

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes recently released resources to support smoke-free policies in Public Housing Agencies and multifamily properties. This new microsite includes best practices,…

Now Accepting Nominations: Aquatic Safety Grant

The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) is seeking nominations of public health officials and/or health departments for its annual Dr. R. Neil Lower Grant. This grant supports continuing education, technical, and operational activities undertaken…

CDC Webinar Series: Sustaining Zika Response

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a webinar series to help state and local public health departments sustain Zika preparedness and response activities in 2017. The series is a follow-up…

Celebrating National Poison Prevention Week 2017: Raising Awareness & Teaching Prevention

By Samantha Lee, PharmD, DABAT, Pharmacist, and Lauren Bul, MPH, Poison Center Educator, Minnesota Poison Control Center Did you know that drug poisoning is now the leading cause of injury death in the U.S.? National Poison Prevention Week…

Newly Released: NACCHO Policy Statements on Environmental Health

NACCHO recently released three policy statements on topics related to environmental and community health, now available on our Advocacy webpage. These include one new policy statement on Transportation and Health, along with two updated statements…

The Model Aquatic Health Code Network Celebrates One Year: Bringing Health and Safety to a Pool Near You

This month marks one year since NACCHO, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network. Established to improve safety standards across U.S. public pools, waterparks,…