Environmental Health

Travel Funding Available: Central/Midwest Regional PulseNet & OutbreakNet Meeting

With support from the CDC and FDA, the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are offering travel funds for environmental health specialists interested in attending the joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet…

New Article: Insights on Improving Children’s Environmental Health

The Children’s Environmental Health Network recently released a new article titled “Children’s Environmental Health: Homes of Influence” featured in the December 2016 issue of the Environmental Health Perspectives journal. The publication discusses the potential positive impact…

Webinar Recording: Legionella – New Science, Insights and Standards

The Michigan Public Health Training Center in collaboration with the Genesee County Health Department (Flint, MI) recently hosted a webinar providing new insight on Legionnaires’ disease. Special Pathogens Laboratory owner, Janet E. Stout, PhD, discusses the disease…

New Report: Using HIA to Assess Potential Health Outcomes for a Proposed Trail in Chicago

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) recently released a new report examining the health implications of a proposed trail, set to cover 1.7 miles across two Chicago-based…

Announcing Sixth Cohort in NACCHO Mentorship Program for the Retail Program Standards

Made possible through a new cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), NACCHO is pleased to announce the sixth participant cohort for its Mentorship Program for the Retail Program Standards. The peer mentorship program…

Updated NACCHO Policy Statements: Food System Safety and Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response

NACCHO recently released two updated policy statements under its Food Safety and Defense program. The first statement is on Food System Safety, which provides guidance to ensure local health department participation in all areas of…

Food Safety Modernization Act Update – Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released the seventh edition of its draft guidance for industry on the FDA Food Facility Registration. Public comments regarding this guidance are being accepted by the FDA through…