CDC Releases Preventing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Infographic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has released a new, free food...

Dec 01, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Funding Available to Support Environmental Health Interns at Local Health Departments

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs,...

    Dec 01, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Preventing Foodborne Illness During the Holidays

    Listeria and Blue Bell ice cream. Salmonella and raw tuna sushi. Salmonella and frozen chicken. Cyclospora and unidentified food...

    Nov 23, 2015 | Amy Chang

  • Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

    From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have...

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lisa Brown

  • Food Safety Inspectors Make Public Health a Priority: Understanding USDA’s Food...

    By Julie Schwartz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service What did you eat for...

    Nov 05, 2015 | Guest Author

  • CDC Launches Redesigned Foodborne Outbreak Tool

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) redesigned an online tool that makes it easier to search data on foodborne...

    Oct 30, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Tips to Practice Food Safety this Halloween

    Vampires, zombies, and superheros may not have much in common on the surface, but chances are they’ll all be snacking on...

    Oct 30, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • CDC Releases Two New ‘Tracking in Action’ Videos

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Tracking Network has released two new...

    Oct 28, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Free Groundwater Resources for Environmental Health Professionals

    Many parts of the United States depend on groundwater as a primary source of water. A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

    Oct 27, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • CDC Releases Preventing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Infographic

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has released a new, free food safety infographic. This infographic depicts the cost of foodborne illness, the unique role of environmental health in outbreak investigations, and success stories from NCEH’s work.

    Dec 01, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Funding Available to Support Environmental Health Interns at Local Health Departments

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, is accepting applications for 30 summer 2016 environmental health interns sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Local, state, and tribal environmental health departments are eligible to host students from accredited universities and...

    Dec 01, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Preventing Foodborne Illness During the Holidays

    Listeria and Blue Bell ice cream. Salmonella and raw tuna sushi. Salmonella and frozen chicken. Cyclospora and unidentified food products. Salmonella and pork. Salmonella and cucumbers. Listeria and soft cheeses. E. Coli and Chipotle Mexican Grill. All of the above foodborne disease outbreaks occurred in 2015. From 2010 to 2014, 120 multi-state outbreaks occurred, up […]

    Nov 23, 2015 | Amy Chang

    Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

    From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have always been a lurking environmental threat, capable of compromising the public’s health. In addition to potentially carrying parasites and pathogens, rodents have been destroying infrastructure, infesting houses and businesses, and damaging property for centuries. To...

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lisa Brown

    Food Safety Inspectors Make Public Health a Priority: Understanding USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

    By Julie Schwartz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service What did you eat for dinner last night? Do you keep food safety in mind when cooking your family’s meals? Foodborne illness is a serious public health issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates foodborne bacteria sicken […]

    Nov 05, 2015 | Guest Author

    CDC Launches Redesigned Foodborne Outbreak Tool

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) redesigned an online tool that makes it easier to search data on foodborne disease outbreaks. CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans suffer foodborne illness every year. The Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool (FOOD Tool) includes interactive features such as maps, graphs, and tables. Users can search […]

    Oct 30, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Tips to Practice Food Safety this Halloween

    Vampires, zombies, and superheros may not have much in common on the surface, but chances are they’ll all be snacking on something sweet and sugary come Halloween. To help ensure they snack safely this October 31, Foodsafety.gov has published a number of tips and strategies for minding food safety while enjoying the holiday. Local health departments can use this resource to […]

    Oct 30, 2015 | Katie Regan

    CDC Releases Two New ‘Tracking in Action’ Videos

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Tracking Network has released two new “Tracking in Action” videos. These videos showcase the work Tracking Network states are doing to help advance public health. “Tracking Blue-Green Algae in Vermont”: Learn how the Vermont Environmental Public Health Tracking Program is tracking...

    Oct 28, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Free Groundwater Resources for Environmental Health Professionals

    Many parts of the United States depend on groundwater as a primary source of water. A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage includes resources for environmental health practitioners on groundwater protection. Examples of resources include a drinking water advisory toolkit; an emergency water supply planning guide for hospitals and healthcare facilities; and the EnvPHPS […]

    Oct 27, 2015 | Katie Regan

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