Idaho Environmental 
Health Association
E-News Bulletin - April 2011
In This Issue
NEHA E-Learning Sessions
Idaho Water Reuse Conference
NEHA Annual Education Conference

Idaho Environmental Health Conference

Lifetime Achievement Awardees

Susie Simmons with Lifetime Achievement Awardees Paul Guenther, Bob Hays and Bob Jue

Bob Erickson

IEHA President Bob Erickson

Bed Bug Dog

Bed Bug Inspection Demonstration

Student Scholarship Winner

Student Scholarship Winner Megan Smith

Check Out E-Learning at National Environmental Health Association


All NEHA e-Learning sessions are now available at no charge, and NEHA members also receive continuing education credits for these courses for free! 

Enter the e-Learning site to choose from over 100 hours of programming
in 11 environmental health tracks



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

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Water Reuse Conference


When:  May 24 and 25

Where:  Boise Idaho

Registration Fee:  $145 before May 7; $195 after May 7, (so register early)

Breakfast/Lunch:  Breakfast and a lunch buffet for both days are included with the registration fee

Rapid Infiltration Workshop May 25:  Cost $50 Operation, design, construction and O & M concerns

IBOL CEUs Pending for drinking water and wastewater operators


For more information:log on to:


This conference will enable water and wastewater operators, engineers, public works directors, elected officials, consultants, developers, attorneys, environmental advocates, and other professionals to continue their education, network, and discuss key issues related to water reuse in Idaho and the West. This will be the seventh year of the Idaho Water Reuse Conference.

IEHA Annual Education Conference Well Received by Attendees
More than 80 people attended the conference on March 16-18. This year's theme was "Focusing on Leadership During Economic Restraints." Tracks included food protection, wastewater, vector and pest control, general environmental and public health, enforcement, child care and solid waste. The IEHA business meeting and awards presentations were also popular. Check out the photo highlights to the left.

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The NEHA Annual Education Conference ... It's So Much More 


The NEHA AEC is so much more than a conference. It is the nexus for environmental health training, education, networking, learning, and advancement. It is the event environmental health professionals attend to acquire practical and real-world information and expertise. It is the event from which environmental health professionals leave trained, motivated, inspired, and empowered to further advance their organizations and themselves.


The NEHA AEC offers so many different facets for you to choose from to customize your own learning experience. From the multitude of environmental health topics discussed to the different learning environments of the Lecture and Learning Lab to the option to attend in-person or virtually, the NEHA AEC offers a fresh, progressive, and modern approach to training and education.


Check out a digital version

ONLINE or click here to

download a pdf copy of

the 2011 brochure!


Healthy Schools Day

Little Things Can Fix a Big Problem on National Healthy Schools Day 


Regular attendance is a key indicator of a child's success in school and the Centers for Disease Control reports that asthma is the number one cause of absenteeism for American schoolchildren. Poor indoor air quality in schools, however, contributes to worsening of respiratory problems like asthma and keeps kids out of school every day, according to recent reports by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Studies prove that healthy indoor environments do in fact help children learn and behave better. Today (April 11) is National Healthy Schools Day and parents, teachers, school leaders, and communities can make improved indoor air quality a priority for our children by asking a few questions and taking simple steps. Read the full article...