Environmental Health

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,…

Registration Extended: FDA Retail Program Standards Training

The Washington State Department of Health is hosting a three-day, in-person training on the FDA Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) taking place on April 18-20, 2017 in Bremerton, Washington. The FDA…

Assessment Deadline Extended: Development of National Network for Environmental Health Officials

NACCHO is extending the deadline through March 31, 2017 for participation in an assessment exploring the need for the development of a national network for environmental health officials. The assessment will help NACCHO gain a…