Environmental health is defined as "the discipline that focuses on the health interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters a safe and healthful environment."
In the Spotlight
Wednesday, August 6, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Is shale development for oil and gas resources – also known as fracking - occurring in your area? With the recent boom in shale development in the United States, local public health officials - as well as other stakeholders - are often seeking information and guidance on the health issues that could accompany development in their communities. In response, NACCHO has been participating on a multi-stakeholder Working Group convened by RESOLVE to advise on the creation of a guidebook on community health and shale development. The goal is for health officials, community members, and industry representatives to use this guidebook to gain a basic factual understanding of the potential health issues and where they can go to find more in-depth resources from a variety of perspectives, as well as to learn about options for responding to challenges. Join us for a first look at the initial version of the guidebook; we’ll also be asking for your input on shaping it to be as useful as possible in your work.
Learn more and register for the webinar: https://naccho.adobeconnect.com/fracking/event/event_info.html More »
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NACCHO Environmental Public Health Courses
NACCHO University, NACCHO's new online learning platform provides courses to help local health department staff develop their public health knowledge and competencies. Environmental health courses include Environmental Public Health Primer Overview, Climate Change and Public Health, Community Environmental Health Assessments, Environmental Public Health Performance Standards, Food Safety, and Working with the Media. More »
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