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Environmental Public Health Tracking: Children's Health Webinar.

NACCHO will host a webinar with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Environmental Public Health Tracking: Children's Health on June 1 at 1:30 PM EDT. Limited space is available. To participate, e-mail Amy Chang to confirm your registration and obtain call-in information.  



ToolboxCDC Asthma and Air Pollution Toolkit

In honor of World Asthma Day, the  National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network has developed a toolkit to help health departments communicate about the association between the environment and asthma. It includes key messages, talking points, and language for social media that can be used when communicating with community members and decision makers. Click here for more information.


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CDC Food Safety at Fairs and Festivals Feature

The CDC has a feature on how consumers can protect themselves from foodborne illnesses at fairs and festivals.The feature discusses what precautions consumers should take before buying food, tips to protect the family, and proper food handling and storage practices for bringing food from home. In addition, the CDC offers resources and tips for food vendors, community organizations, and fair organizers on proper food licenses and basic food safety steps. Learn more here.


EPA National U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The EPA has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory report. The report shows that in, 2010, overall greenhouse gas emissions increased 3.2 percent from 2009. The six main greenhouse gases emitted in 2010 were carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride. The increases in emissions are attributed to the increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors. More information is available online.


CDC Healthy Swimming Webpage

The CDC's Healthy Swimming webpage includes new tools and resources on healthy swimming and injury prevention for this year's Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week (May 21-27). The updates include a toolkit with materials for promotion, sample press releases, posters, and relevant links to healthy swimming. Keep updated on the webpage's changes by signing up for e-mail alerts online

American Thoracic Society Position Paper: Climate Change to Worsen Respiratory Disease 

A position paper by the American Thoracic Society reports that global climate change will increase the worldwide incidences of respiratory, infectious, and cardiovascular diseases. Global climate change includes rising temperatures, worsening ozone levels in urban areas, increased desertification, and expansions of the ranges of communicable disease from rising temperatures. The organization issues the position paper to inform members on how to respond to global changes and to support the call for international cooperation to respond to the negative health effects of global warming. Learn more here.


EPA Bed Bug Information Clearinghouse

The EPA's Bed Bug Information Clearinghouse enables communities across the country to exchange resources, information, and tools on the control, detection, and prevention of bed bugs. The online clearinghouse features a searchable database on categories such as the audience, topic, type of product, publications of general interest, and publications in other languages. Visit the clearinghouse online. 


cracked desertIPCC Report: Extreme Weather may be Related to Global Warming 

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on how extreme weather observed since 1950 may be contributed in part to global warming. The authors stated that there is evidence that global warming contributed to changes in flooding, but a weaker association between warming and long-term hurricane trends. The weaker association exists between global warming and long-term hurricane trends may be attributed to the limited data on hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storms compared with the more robust data available for temperature and rainfall. Read the report online. 


CMS Policy Revision on Lead Screening for Medicaid-eligible Children


Court Orders FDA to Examine Antibiotics Use on Animals 


Americans Do Not Walk the Walk, and That is a Growing Problem


Cutting Costs and Courting Contamination: What Food Safety Budget Cuts Mean for Public Safety


Fracking: Health, Environmental Impact Greater Than Claimed 


Climate Change and Greater Temperature Variability Contribute to Elderly Mortality


Extreme Weather, Climate & Preparedness in the American Mind 


Availability of FDA Publications Translated into Various Languages


EPA Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants


HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants

Application Deadline: May 1


Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level

Training on May 8-10


Funding & Financing Local Government Clean Energy Programs, Part I: Getting Started: Answering Big Picture Funding Questions 

May 16, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT


Climate Change and Health: Assessing and Modeling Population Vulnerability to Climate Change 

Deadline: May 24


Implementing the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response: State- and City-Based Trainings Deadline: Rolling trainings must take place by May 31   


2012 ASPR Challenge Titled Now Trending: #Health in My Community  

Submission period ends June 1


The Roadmaps to Health Prize

Deadline: June 7 at 3:00 PM EDT


Advancing Environmental Justice through Title VI

Draft is open to comments until  June 19


Health Impact Assessment Summer Training

July 16-19, San Francisco


Career Opportunities: NACCHO's Career Network 

Visit the new NACCHO Career Network to look for public health career opportunities and to post any opportunities that you would like to publicize to NACCHO's members.

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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 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.


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The mission of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local public health departments.


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