Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Spanish Resources
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has released two new resources in Spanish. The two resources, Case Study in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) Arsenic Toxicity and CSEM Lead Toxicity, provide helpful information about toxicity as part of the larger CSEM series.
Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new report, The Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act, 1990 to 2020. This report updates and expands the First Prospective Study by using new and better data and modeling tools and provides evaluations of the projected costs and benefits of 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment programs through the year 2020.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: Now Available for Review and Implementation
Healthy People 2020, a federal initiative to identify and subsequently address nationwide health improvement priorities, has set new 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention. There are several Healthy People 2020 objectives specific to food safety and environmental health.
CCAP Reports on Local Climate Adaptation and Green Infrastructure Efforts
The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has released two reports about improving community resilience through climate change adaptation in city planning strategies. The reports, The Value of Green Infrastructure for Urban Climate Adaptation and Lessons Learned on Local Climate Adaptation from the Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative, include examples of local government adaptation planning.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute 2011 County Health Rankings
The 2011 County Health Rankings rank counties within each state on how healthy people are and how long they live. Counties are also ranked on factors including smoking, obesity, binge drinking, access to primary care providers, air pollution levels, unemployment rates, number of children living in poverty and access to healthy foods.
Application Deadline: April 6, 2011
Assessment Deadline: April 8, 2011
The National Environmental Health Association and Association of Food and Drug Officials are seeking input for the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) from EH professionals who oversee regulatory food safety programs that conduct environmental investigations during foodborne disease outbreaks. The assessment has 11 questions and should take 15-25 minutes to complete. NEHA will be happy to share a summary of the results with those who complete the assessment.
Submission Deadline: April 18, 2011
Comment Deadline: April 21, 2011
|Calendar of Events
National Public Health Week: "Safety is No Accident"
April 4-10, 2011
ASTHO "Building an Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Network" IT Webinar Series
April 13, 2011
Ready for Change: Preparing Oregon's Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Sectors for Climate Change
April 20 (Hillsboro), April 21 (Newport), April 28 (Bend), and May 4, 2011 (Grants Pass)
For questions, lodging information, or to RSVP, contact Stacy Vynne (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lauren Karam (email@example.com).
The State of Environmental Justice in America 2011 Conference
April 27-29, 2011
Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health
May 16-27, 2011
Food Policy from Neighborhood to Nation Conference
May 19-21, 2011
EPA Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Forum: A 2011 Post-APHL Annual Meeting Event
June 8, 2011
National Healthy Homes Conference
June 20-23, 2011
2011 National Environmental Public Health Tracking Conference
Tracking in Action: Leading the Way to Better Environmental Public Health
September 12-15, 2011
Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Course
| NACCHO's Environmental Health Toolkits|
NACCHO's Food Safety, Healthy Community Design, and PACE-EH Toolkits offer downloadable tools and resources for local health departments. These toolkits aim to connect local health departments with tools and resources to help support Environmental Health functions, projects, and activities.
NACCHO welcomes any tools or resources you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a tool to the Environmental Health Toolkits, contact Jacques Colon.
The National Connection for Local Public Health
NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments. NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.
National Association of County and City Health Officials
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