Water

Community Water Fluoridation Communications Toolkit

Local health departments play a critical role in promoting effective strategies to improve and maintain oral health. NACCHO’s new Community Water Fluoridation Communications Toolkit has resources to help local health departments and other organizations educate…

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Messages for Summer Safety

The summer months present a unique set of environmental health challenges for practitioners to consider. Climbing temperatures awaken a host of public health vectors (animals and insects that can transmit diseases to humans). Public pools…

CDC’s National Report on Exposure to Environmental Chemicals: Updated Tables March 2018

CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences released new data to the Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, an ongoing biomonitoring assessment of the U.S. population’s exposure to environmental chemicals. The Updated Tables, March,…

Are America’s Local Health Departments Prepared for a Cape Town-level Water Crisis?

Americans currently use about 100 gallons of water per day per person. In Cape Town, South Africa, extreme drought has limited residents to just 13 gallons of water per day since February 1. Depending on rainfall…

Strengthening Community Water Fluoridation to Prevent Cavities

Cavities (tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases among American children and adolescents. In 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan made history as the first U.S. city to combat cavities by fluoridating its public…

Legionella Resources from the Michigan Public Health Training Center

The Michigan Public Health Training Center (PHTC) seeks to strengthen the current and future public health workforce through continuing education and student development activities. The Michigan PHTC website includes a robust Resources page, with the…