Environmental Health

2018 Continuous Improvement of Retail Food Safety Assessment

NACCHO conducted an assessment to understand how local, state, tribal, and territorial governmental public health agencies are using the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards)…

Genesee County Health Equity in All Policies Workshop Report

In 2016, in response to the ongoing lead water crisis, the Genesee County Board of Health in Michigan proposed a Health Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) Resolution to address inequitable health outcomes. Taking steps to…

Smoke Sense App Alerts Public about Wildland Fire Smoke Risks

By Ana Rappold, Mary Clare Hano, Steven Prince and Ann Brown, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Hospitals, clinics, and public health organizations in wildfire-prone areas of the West and Southwest are seeing firsthand the impacts…

Local Government as Health Champions: The Wake County Healthy Community Initiative

Note: This was originally posted on the Healthy Places by Design blog. By Tim Schwantes, Project Officer, Healthy Places by Design During a time when public confidence in government is low, six municipalities in Wake…

Interactive Maps on Climate Change and Air Pollution

The Revelator, an initiative of the Center for Biological Diversity, released two interactive maps: Climate in 2050 shows how rising temperatures will affect communities around the world based on current climate change projections. Air Pollution…