Watch the latest NALBOH environmental health webinar, “Improving Environmental Health Policies and Programs through Local Public Health Governance: Using The Local Board of Health Environmental Health Primer, 2nd Edition.” This webinar, held May 31, 2012, reviewed the Board of Health role in various environmental health issues discussed in the Primer.
NALBOH has recently archived our webinar, "Regulating Raw Milk: The Role of State and Local Public Health Officials." This webinar, held March 19, 2012, featured speakers from The Network for Public Health Law and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health has developed “When Every Drop Counts: Protecting Public Health During Drought Conditions—A Guide for Public Health Professionals.” This publication provides information about how drought affects public health, recommends steps to mitigate the health effects of drought, and provides a list of helpful resources and tools.
The CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health has a website about drought and public health. This website provides an overview of drought information and the implications drought can have on public health.
The Network for Public Health Law hosted a webinar, "Learning More About Health Impact Assessments." This webinar provided a basic overview of health impact assessments; examined the development of an innovative HIA tool; and explored the legal authority authorizing, supporting or prohibiting HIAs.
The National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures has released Addressing Public Health and Chemical Exposures: An Action Agenda. This agenda was created with input from communities, businesses, health professional groups, non-government organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies. It calls for an increased emphasis on preventing harmful chemical exposures, reforming outdated and ineffective policies, promoting the health of children and other vulnerable populations, and improving the ability to make or engage in difficult decisions. It includes recommendations for local governments which are applicable to boards of health.
The Environmental Protection Agency is currently hosting a webinar series: Improving Children’s Health through Federal Collaboration. This series highlights current environmental health issues among the child population and what’s being done to reduce childhood risk from environmental factors.
APHA has released a guidebook, Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role, which is a translation of a six-part webinar series. The guidebook includes information on how public health departments have addressed climate change, providing evidence and information to communicate to the public how climate change is a threat to health, and strategies to ensure adaptation to a changing climate.
Free Training Through Environmental Public Health Online Courses:
The Jefferson County Department of Health’s Environmental Services, the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the National Environmental Health Association, and CDC/NCEH’s Environmental Health Services Branch have partnered to develop a comprehensive on-demand environmental health training program. NEHA will award preapproved continuing education credit for each course successfully completed. Fourteen courses are now available online. Get more information on how to register for courses.
Environmental Health Services Branch: Enhancing and Revitalizing Environmental Public Health
The overarching goal of the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to enhance and revitalize environmental public health to address a range of environmental health issues. Learn what's new at CDC's EHSB!
Environmental Public Health Performance Standards
The Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (EnPHPS) can be used to assist local, state, and tribal boards' capability to perform the Ten Essential Services of Environmental Public Health at all levels. The standards will also more clearly describe what environmental health programs need to do to perform the Ten Essential Services. For more information, please visit CDC's Environmental Public Health Performance Standards home page.