Model Aquatic Health Code

The MAHC Network is a community for MAHC users, subject matter experts, and those hoping to learn about the code itself. Members will receive updates on the code, have access and provide input to newly developed resources, and join bi-monthly webinars featuring the code and users.

Follow the instructions below to join the MAHC Network and receive announcements about upcoming webinars and other opportunities.

  1. Log in to MyNACCHO (or create a free account).
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The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code

Promotes health and safety at the nation's public swimming pools and hot tubs through use of the science-based guidance found in the MAHC.

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The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code

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Stories from the Field

Learn how the Aquatic Health and Safety Pilot Program encouraged local health depts. to advance pool code updates & utilize CDC’s MAHC as a resource.

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Stories from the Field

MAHC Webinar: Results from Vote on the Code: A Review of Key Proposed Changes for the MAHC 4th Edition (February 2021)

During this webinar, representatives of the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) summarized proposed updates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC’s) MAHC. The MAHC 4th Edition is expected to be released in the summer of 2021.

If you were unable to attend and/or would like to review materials from this webinar, please find the following resources below:

Additional resources that were shared during the webinar include:

MAHC Network Webinar: Updating Pool Codes at the Local Level (October 2020)

In October 2020, the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network held a webinar, “Updating Pool Codes at the Local Level”. During this webinar, representatives of Cuyahoga County, OH and Kansas City, MO shared their processes of using the MAHC to update pool codes in their respective jurisdictions.

If you were unable to attend and/or would like to review to materials from this webinar, please access our resources below:

Webinar recording
Webinar slides
NACCHO’s 2019 Report on Pool Codes Updates and the Use of the MAHC in Local Jurisdictions

A list of previously recorded webinars hosted by the Model Aquatic Health Code Network.

Feb. 2020 MAHC Webinar: Putting the MAHC into Action at a Local and Regional Level
Feb. 2020 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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Oct. 2019 MAHC Webinar: Process to Update the MAHC
Oct. 2019 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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July 2019 MAHC Webinar - Drowning Is Preventable
July 2019 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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May 2019 MAHC Webinar - Pool Chemistry for Healthy and Safe Swimming
May 2019 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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March 2019 MAHC Webinar - Flotation Tanks
March 2019 MAHC Webinar Slides - Flotation Tanks
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January 2019 MAHC Webinar - Indoor Air Quality and Swimming Facilities
January 2019 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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November 2018 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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July 2018 MAHC Webinar: Release of the Third Edition
July 2018 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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May 2018 MAHC Webinar - Q&A
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May 2018 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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March 2018 MAHC Webinar: Introducing CDC’s New App, Aquatic Inspector
March 2018 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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January 2018 MAHC Webinar: Cyanuric Acid: It’s Not Just About Crypto
January 2018 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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November 2017 MAHC Webinar: "Noise in Aquatic Facilities: What We Can Do About It"
November 2017 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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September 19, 2017 MAHC Webinar "Cyanuric Acid and the Fecal, Vomit, and Blood Response"
September 19, 2017 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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July 26, 2017 MAHC Webinar "Plug and Play: Using MAHC Now! A Risk Factor Study as an Example of Putting the MAHC into Play
July 26, 2017 MAHC Webinar Slides "Plug and Play: Using MAHC Now!"
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May 24, 2017 "Cryptosporidium in Public Swimming Venues: Recommendations for Reducing Crypto Risk in Swimming Pools"
May 24, 2017 MAHC Webinar Slides: "Cryptosporidium in Public Swimming Venues: Recommendations for Reducing Crypto Risk in Swimming Pools"
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Article: "Efficacy of Chlorine Dioxide Tablets on Inactivation of Cryptosporidium Oocysts"
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March 21, 2017 "Understanding and Applying Lifeguard/Bather Supervision and Operational Entries in the MAHC"
March 21, 2017 MAHC Webinar - Slides
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March 21, 2017 MAHC Webinar Q&A
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January 17, 2017 "Washington State's Approach to Regulating Floatation Tanks"
November 9, 2016 “Lessons Learned From Mass Chlorine Exposures at Recreational Swimming Pools”
September 20, 2016 "“The Industry’s Perspective: The Move to Evidence-based Practice”
July 12, 2016 "Local Aquatics Inspection Data as National Surveillance Data"
May 17, 2016 "Considering MAHC Adoption: First Steps"
March 15, 2016 "Pilot Webinar: New Mexico's Swimming Pool Program MAHC Adoption"
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MAHC Webinar: Healthy and Safe Swimming at Public Aquatic Venues during the COVID-19 Pandemic: FAQ
MAHC Webinar: May 2020 - Webinar Recording
MAHC Webinar: Healthy and Safe Swimming at Public Aquatic Venues during the COVID-19 Pandemic (May 2020) - Slides
MAHC Webinar: Ensuring Aquatic Health and Safety: Updating the Model Aquatic Health Code (August 2020)

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