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 »
New NACCHO Report
NACCHO has released a report on the impact of budget cuts to environmental health services at local health departments (LHDs). The study surveyed a nationally representative sample of LHDs in March and April 2012 on how budget cuts changed environmental health revenue, impacted environmental health workforce, reduced and eliminated environmental health services, impacted environmental health service outcomes, and how NACCHO can support LHDs to advance the practice of environmental health by providing innovative resources to address existing and emerging issues. Click on more to access the full report. More »
New NACCHO Toolkit
Environmental Health Model and Promising Practices Feature