Idaho Environmental 
Health Association
E-News Bulletin - October 2010
In This Issue
New Release on Climate Change
Call for Abstracts - New Deadline
Public Health Tracking Network
NEW! Public Health Law Network
Leadership Institute Applications

Just Released 


The National Environemental Health Association (NEHA) has developed an Overview of Climate Considerations in response to a request to more clearly define the specific areas where environmental health can play a role (EH) and actions EH can take in mitigating the negative impacts of climate change. This paper also describes the challenge of workforce development that is foundational to EH's response and some specific steps NEHA is currently and aiming to take to engage EH more deeply in climate change response.



OCTOBER 29, 2010 

The Idaho Environmental Health Association publishes a monthly E-News Bulletin for members, conference attendees, business partners and others interested in the field of environmental health. For more association news, visit our website at

What is the National Environmental
Public Health Tracking Network?


enviro health tracking

The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources.

On the Tracking Network, you can view maps, tables, and charts with data about:



  • chemicals and other substances found in the environment
  • some chronic diseases and conditions
  • the area where you live

Learn more about the Tracking Network

Public Health Law Network Offers Legal Technical Assistance, Educational Resources
The Public Health Law Network can help environmental health professionals develop, implement and enforce laws to solve public health challenges. The Network connects with legal experts to provide support on a wide range of topics, from health reform and health information data sharing to emergency legal preparedness and response, environmental public health and more. 

The Network provides a platform to connect those committed to applying the law to improve public health, with the goal of building a bank of experts and users who can share their knowledge and experiences with each other.
Working together with experts across the country, the Network is organized by regions in order to provide dedicated support to all areas of the United States. The Northern Region, located at the Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law, serves Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, along with five midwestern states.
In addition to serving as the Northern Region, the College is also the National Coordinating Center for the Network.   To access technical assistance and training or to join the Network, visit or call 651-695-7749.
EPHLI Accepting Applications

NEW! The Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) is accepting applications for their class of 2011-2012. EPHLI is a is a one-year program of seminars and workshops, special projects, and individual study to enhance the leadership capabilities of state and local environmental public health specialists. Applications will be accepted until 10/31/10. Click to view the application details.

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Call for Topics or Abstracts for the 2011
Idaho Environmental Health Conference

The 2011 Idaho Environmental Health Conference will again be held at Boise State University on March 16, 17, and half a day on the 18th.  If anyone has a topic they would like to see at the conference or if they have a presentation they would like to give, please pass this information to Jami Delmore at