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."
NACCHO Climate Change Webinar
NACCHO is hosting a webinar on Integrating Climate Change and Public Health Preparedness on May 23 from 2:30-4:00 PM EDT. This webinar will provide local, state, and federal preparedness planners and responders, and LHD directors with information and strategies to incorporate climate change considerations into their everyday work. Participants will learn why and how to address climate change in their public health preparedness planning efforts, including the effects of climate change on public health preparedness; examples of regional risks created and worsened by climate change; strategies for determining regional and local risks; and strategies for identifying and developing helpful partnerships. More »
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FREE CONSULTING TO HELP BUILD HEALTHY COMMUNITIES—LIMITED TIME ONLY
NACCHO is pleased to offer free, one-on-one consulting on four focus areas for building healthy communities: (1) healthy comprehensive planning, (2) health impact assessment, (3) health in all policies and (4) community/street-scale urban design. Your local health department (LHD) may qualify for free consulting time through September 2013. Preference will be provided to LHDs that have made a focus area a strategic priority and are actively working toward or initiating successful implementation this year.
CDC Resources for RWII Prevention Week 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided various resources to encourage and support nationwide Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week efforts. This year's RWII Prevention week is from May 20-26. Resources include a health promotion toolkit, web-based resource list, and a sample press release, op-ed piece, and proclamation. More »