CDC Releases 2016 Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

The CDC’s second edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is now available and includes important updates to the first...

Jul 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • The Health Impact Assessment: Building Environmental Health Capacity

    By Sandra Whitehead, PhD, Director of Program and Partnership Development, National Environmental Health Association  More and more,...

    Jul 08, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • A Call to Action: Prepare for Climate Change

    By Paul Biedrzycki, MPH, MBA, CIH, Director of Disease Control and Environmental Health, City of Milwaukee Health Department...

    Jun 15, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • NACCHO Staff to Present at National Environmental Health Association Annual...

    NACCHO staff will present on a variety of topics at the upcoming National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA’s) Annual...

    Jun 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • New Fact Sheet: Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network

    The purpose of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network is to raise awareness about and increase the use of the MAHC, an extensive...

    Jun 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • New CDC Webpage & Infographic on Foodborne Outbreaks

    The CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases recently announced a new webpage and infographic...

    May 31, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Happy Healthy and Safe Swimming Week!

    The twelfth annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is happening this week, May 23–29. Every year in the week leading up to Memorial...

    May 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Share Your Best Emergency Management and Response Practices at Water and Wastewater...

    The Water Research Foundation (WRF), with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), is conducting a research project titled...

    Apr 12, 2016 | Amy Chang

  • New U.S. Report Advances Knowledge on Health Impacts of Climate Change

    The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, a new report by the Obama Administration,...

    Apr 10, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • CDC Releases 2016 Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

    The CDC’s second edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is now available and includes important updates to the first edition, originally released in 2014. The MAHC offers science-based guidance that health departments, other government agencies, and the aquatic sector can use to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and chemical injuries at public pools and […]

    Jul 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    The Health Impact Assessment: Building Environmental Health Capacity

    By Sandra Whitehead, PhD, Director of Program and Partnership Development, National Environmental Health Association  More and more, local health departments (LHDs) are being forced to cut their environmental health programs. This pattern is caused by shrinking budgets and further compounded by limited understanding of the value of the environmental health field and the roles of its […]

    Jul 08, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    A Call to Action: Prepare for Climate Change

    By Paul Biedrzycki, MPH, MBA, CIH, Director of Disease Control and Environmental Health, City of Milwaukee Health Department Regardless of the current political debates on the existence of climate change, there is mounting and compelling scientific evidence that not only indicates climate change is occurring, but also predicts significant health risks, especially for vulnerable populations....

    Jun 15, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    NACCHO Staff to Present at National Environmental Health Association Annual Conference

    NACCHO staff will present on a variety of topics at the upcoming National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA’s) Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition happening on June 13-16, 2016 in San Antonio. The conference, at which NACCHO is a partner, provides environmental health training, education, and networking opportunities for attendees. NACCHO staff will contribute their expertise to...

    Jun 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    New Fact Sheet: Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network

    The purpose of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network is to raise awareness about and increase the use of the MAHC, an extensive resource developed by the CDC, state and local public health partners, and aquatics professionals. The MAHC provides science- and best practices-based guidance on decreasing the risk of recreational water illness, drowning, and […]

    Jun 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    New CDC Webpage & Infographic on Foodborne Outbreaks

    The CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases recently announced a new webpage and infographic focusing on the investigation of foodborne outbreaks. Both resources highlight the three types of data used by health officials to solve foodborne outbreaks, including epidemiologic, traceback, and food and environmental testing. Information on how to stop a potential...

    May 31, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Happy Healthy and Safe Swimming Week!

    The twelfth annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is happening this week, May 23–29. Every year in the week leading up to Memorial Day–—the swim season kickoff–—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes tips, resources, and guidelines for swimmers, parents of young swimmers, and aquatic professionals to put health and safety first when […]

    May 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Share Your Best Emergency Management and Response Practices at Water and Wastewater Utilities

    The Water Research Foundation (WRF), with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), is conducting a research project titled “Innovative Preparedness and Response Practices to Support Water System Resilience” to identify best emergency management and response practices and procedures currently in use at drinking water and wastewater utilities. The ultimate goal of the project is to […]

    Apr 12, 2016 | Amy Chang

    New U.S. Report Advances Knowledge on Health Impacts of Climate Change

    The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, a new report by the Obama Administration, significantly advances what we know about the impacts of climate change on public health, and the confidence with which we know it. The report, jointly conducted by eight different U.S. federal agencies over […]

    Apr 10, 2016 | Katie Regan

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