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Environmental Health


icon_ehEnvironmental 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
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NACCHO, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, has released The Crosswalk on Public Health Accreditation and Retail Program Standards. The document provides an overview of how Public Health Accreditation Board’s (PHAB) Standards and Measures and the FDA Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) connect. Additionally, the crosswalk provides detailed examples of where Retail Program Standards documentation may be used to meet specific PHAB documentation requirements. More »

New Environmental Health Resources and Tools

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, and Working with the Media. More »

Two New CDC Food Safety Tools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Center for Environmental Health has two new food safety tools. Foodborne illness is a significant problem in the United States, but addressing environmental causes can help prevent it. Learn more.

Related Resources
Environmental Health E-Newsletter
NACCHO's monthly environmental health e-newsletter, The Greener Side of Local Public Health, features resources, tools, and events relevant to the environmental health professional. Sign up today to get updates on what is happening in environmental health!