Water Safety

New NACCHO Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network Webinar Recordings

Recordings and PowerPoint slides from the two most recent and highest attended Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network webinars are now available via NACCHO’s MAHC Network webpage. In coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and…

Keep Crypto out of the Pool: Addressing One of the Summer’s Major Public Health Risks

By Hannah Donart, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern Cryptosporidium (Crypto) is one of the most common causes of diarrheal disease outbreaks associated with recreational water activity in the United States and these outbreaks are occurring at…

It’s All About Diarrhea During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2017

The thirteenth annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is happening this week, May 22–28. Every year in the week leading up to Memorial Day–—the kickoff to the summer swim season–—the Centers for Disease Control and…

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,…

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…

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…