Environmental Health

Allegheny County Embraces Health in All Policies: Advancing Local Health Through Collaboration

By Erica Bryson, Health in All Policies Coordinator, Allegheny County Health Department The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) recently adopted a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to advance its countywide health strategy, Live Well Allegheny.…

New Report: Using Built Environment to Promote Physical Activity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force, an interdisciplinary public health panel appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released recommendations on using built environment strategies to increase physical activity. Despite the…

CDC Toolkit: Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch recently released a new toolkit for this year’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, observed on May 22-28, 2017. The toolkit includes messaging guidance, social media tools,…

2017 Update: Zika Interim Response Plan (CONUS & Hawaii)

On May 5, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2017 Zika Interim Response Plan for the continental United States (CONUS) and Hawaii. The new, more streamlined document is cross-linked to CDC’s…

Air Quality Awareness Week 2017: Be Air Aware

By: Emily Walsh, Community Outreach Director, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance For over a decade, the Environmental Health Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) have…

Recruiting LHD Staff: 2017-2018 NACCHO Environmental Health Workgroups

Recruitment for 2017-2018 NACCHO advisory groups (i.e., committees and workgroups), including four environmental health groups (one committee and three workgroups) is open through May 5, 2017. NACCHO advisory groups are a primary and recognized vehicle for identifying the…