National Summit on Waterborne Diseases Final Report

Aug 23, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

To address concerns about waterborne diseases, leading voices representing public health, the scientific community, water treatment experts, impacted populations, and the federal government joined together on May 23, 2019 at the National Summit on Waterborne Disease: Source-to-Tap Solutions for Infrastructure Policy in Washington, DC at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Leaders across these key sectors addressed questions of how to better mitigate the spread of waterborne pathogens while grappling with water infrastructure updates. Several key themes emerged from the discussion, including:

  • Both public officials and the public in general are substantially under-informed about the realities of their water quality, how it can impact their health, and actions they can take to protect themselves;
  • Improved proactive communication and information-sharing between stakeholders could lead to fewer cases of waterborne diseases;
  • Understanding the correlation between water sources and the spread of waterborne pathogens is critical; and
  • A source-to-tap approach for waterborne disease management would provide a more comprehensive approach to dealing with waterborne disease.

Read the summit report.


636530147572900000

About Michelle Shapiro

Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

More posts by Michelle Shapiro

Related Posts

Mosquito 719613 1920
  • Tools & Resources
  • Vector Control

By Local Health, For Local Health: How NACCHO Supports...

Preliminary results from the 2020 National Vector Assessment now available!

Jun 22, 2021 | Danielle Chatelain

By Local Health, For Local Health: How NACCHO Supports...

LSART Web
  • Medical Reserve Corps

Addressing the Needs of Pets During an Emergency

This Pet Preparedness Month, we are highlighting three veterinary Medical...

Jun 21, 2021 | Beth Hess

Addressing the Needs of Pets During an Emergency

Capitol Close Up Dome
  • Immunization

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Holds...

On Tuesday, June 15, The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on...

Jun 17, 2021 | Cameron Etessami

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Holds...

Barbershop
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Community Engagement

Opportunity for LHDs to Partner with Barbers and Salons...

A part of the Biden Administration’s National Month of Action, the “Shots at...

Jun 17, 2021 | Beth Hess

Opportunity for LHDs to Partner with Barbers and Salons...

Drugs
  • Press Release

After 50 Years, NACCHO Calls for an End to the War on...

The War on Drugs was declared on June 17, 1971, expanding the federal...

Jun 17, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

After 50 Years, NACCHO Calls for an End to the War on...

US Washington Capitol

President Biden’s First Full Budget Proposal

A deeper look into President Biden’s FY2022 budget request to Congress.

Jun 14, 2021 | Ian Goldstein

President Biden’s First Full Budget Proposal

Form
  • Tools & Resources

Call for Registration Forms and Other Data Collection...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Radiation Studies Section is...

Jun 11, 2021 | Shanlynn Bias

Call for Registration Forms and Other Data Collection...

US Washington Capitol

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Talks Budget...

On Thursday, June 10, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture,...

Jun 11, 2021 | Silvio Renna

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Talks Budget...

Capitol Dome with Mic typeface display V3
  • Podcast

Podcast from Washington: CDC HIV Programs, Local to...

Ian Goldstein talks with Jonathan Hanft, Ryan White Program Coordinator for...

Jun 11, 2021 | Ian Goldstein

Podcast from Washington: CDC HIV Programs, Local to...

Back to Top