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).
  2. Go to “My Subscriptions.”
  3. Check the box next to "The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network" (and any other e-newsletters you wish you receive).
  4. Click “Save” at the bottom of the page.

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MAHC Network Webinar: Updating Local Level Pool Codes

Register for the October 30 webinar to hear from the City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, MO; and Cuyahoga County Board of Health, OH.

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MAHC Network Webinar: Updating Local Level Pool Codes

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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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New Report on How Local Agencies Update Pool Codes

Discover the barriers and catalysts for pool code updates and use of the MAHC in local agencies.

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New Report on How Local Agencies Update Pool Codes

MAHC Webinar: Ensuring Aquatic Health and Safety: Updating the Model Aquatic Health Code

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a voluntary guidance document based on science and best practices that can help local and state authorities and the aquatics sector make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer. The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) convenes every three years to take part in a process to update the MAHC. In anticipation for the Vote the Code Conference in October 2020, panelists on an August 18 webinar discussed the process of developing, discussing, and voting on proposed changes to the MAHC.

MAHC Webinar: Healthy and Safe Swimming at Public Aquatic Venues during the COVID-19 Pandemic (May 2020)


NACCHO’s Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC), held a webinar to discuss the reopening of aquatic venues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters shared resources and guidelines on operating public aquatic venues with COVID-19 prevention measures in place and maintaining healthy environments and operations during the pandemic.

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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