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Radiation EventJapan Earthquake and Radiation Incident: Resources and Tools for the Public Health Professional
Local health departments are being contacted for information about the risks that the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pose to the public's health. For information, tools, and resources related to the Japan earthquake and radiation incident, visit NACCHO's resources and tools webpage

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.   


cloudy skyBenefits 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.

street carCCAP 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

Application Deadline: April 22, 2011

Submit Your Poster for NACCHO Annual Conference 2011
Submission Deadline: April 29, 2011

New Funding Opportunity with the Health Impact Project
Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2011
The Health Impact Project is accepting brief proposals for grants to a conduct health impact assessment (HIA). They will fund up to eight HIAs to identify how policy proposals will impact health at the local, tribal, or state levels.

Submit Your Visionary Ideas about Environmental Health Research

EPA Region 7 FY11 Indoor Air Quality Projects Request for Proposals 
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 ( or Lauren Karam (


The State of Environmental Justice in America 2011 Conference 

April 27-29, 2011

Washington, DC


Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health 

May 16-27, 2011

Palisades, NY 


Food Policy from Neighborhood to Nation Conference 

May 19-21, 2011

Portland, OR


EPA Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Forum: A 2011 Post-APHL Annual Meeting Event 

June 8, 2011


National Healthy Homes Conference 

June 20-23, 2011

Denver, CO


2011 National Environmental Public Health Tracking Conference
Tracking in Action: Leading the Way to Better Environmental Public Health

September 12-15, 2011

Atlanta, GA


Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Course 

Multiple Dates

NACCHO's Environmental Health Toolkits

ToolboxNACCHO'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. 


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