Environmental Health

Giving you the tools to keep your environment safe, no matter your climate.

Environmental health focuses on the health interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters a safe and healthful environment. NACCHO’s environmental health portfolio includes a number of projects that address the most pressing environmental health issues facing the world today, including climate change, food safety and security, vector-borne disease transmission, and hydraulic fracturing. NACCHO has numerous tools and resources available to help support local health departments in their environmental health initiatives.

Environmental Health

NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program

NACCHO is now accepting mentor and mentee applicaitons for the 2017-18 cohort.

Environmental Health

NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program

Environmental Health

Environmental Justice

NACCHO resources for environmental justice and equity.

Environmental Health

Environmental Justice

Environmental Health

One Pager: Environmental Health Activities

Findings on local health department environmental health activities from NACCHO 2016 Profile Study.

Environmental Health

One Pager: Environmental Health Activities

Healthy People, Healthy Places provides updates and information from NACCHO’s environmental health and infectious disease portfolios, which include a range of projects that influence policy with federal decision makers and develop practice solutions that help local health departments build safe, sustainable communities. NACCHO supports local health departments in fostering a safe and healthful environment that promotes human health and well-being, in ensuring capacity to respond to and control infectious diseases, and in development of innovative tools and resources. Through advocacy and communications efforts, NACCHO works to ensure that the values and concerns of local health departments are represented within state, local, and federal agencies.

NACCHO, in collaboration with the CDC, is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for community water systems to replace aging water fluoridation equipment or implement new equipment for the fluoridation of community water. Eligible entities may include state or local government agencies, oral health coalitions, state affiliates of rural water associations, and state dental associations. Applications are due November 30, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET. An informational conference call will be held October 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm ET to learn more about the Request for Proposals (RFP) and to have a chance to ask NACCHO and CDC questions regarding the application and funding opportunity. Applicants are required to create a MY NACCHO account to access and submit an application. To view the questions without creating an account, please refer to the attached pdf. Review the attached contract language to find out if this opportunity is a match for your agency/organization. To apply, go to http://bit.ly/2yclv7q

The Greener Side of Local Public Health, NACCHO’s monthly environmental health e-newsletter, features news and resources, events and opportunities, funding announcements, and original NACCHO commentary related to environmental health, climate change, and food safety. The newsletter is a monthly digest of posts from Healthy People, Healthy Places. To sign up for the newsletter, create an account or login to MyNACCHO and go to “My Subscriptions.”

NACCHO’s Environmental Health Committee engages partners from the local to the federal level to address the environmental health issues facing the world today. The committee, which is supported by the Environmental Health Services Branch of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes members from local health departments across the United States and Canada. The group works to grow and elevate NACCHO’s environmental health program; to focus on continuous quality improvement; and to provide effective strategies and tools to address existing and emerging environmental health issues. 

NACCHO has developed numerous policy statements on environmental health issues ranging from indoor air quality to childhood lead poisoning. Policy statements can be used to shape programs and positions at the local level, provide justification for increased capacity and funding, and provide guidance on how to respond to address existing and emerging issues.