Idaho Environmental 
Health Association
E-News Bulletin - May 2011
In This Issue
CDC Raw Milk Website
MRSA Infected Bed Bugs
Climate Change Webinar
NEHA Annual Education Conference

Got Milk? 


The CDC has recently updated its

raw milk website with useful information and materials, including a list of relevant publications and other scientific resources on illnesses associated with raw milk consumption. This information can be shared with persons involved in foodborne outbreak investigations and the regulation of unpasteurized dairy products.

Bed bugs infected with MRSA discovered; Pests carrying antibiotic resistant staph bacteria found

Researchers in Canada have found bedbugs carrying antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a surprise finding because scientists had thought the pests were not capable of spreading infections.


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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Writing the Perfect EA/FONSI, or EIS Training

June 7th - 8th, 2011, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Red Lion Hotel Downtown - Boise, ID

Instructor: Owen Schmidt

This training course will present the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) practitioner with a set of practical skills for preparing either an Environmental Assessment (EA) / Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or Environmental Impact Statement(EIS) and includes all the required content, as well as practical skills for safely leaving out unnecessary content. NEPA lessons will come from various project examples. This workshop is designed to serve both as a comprehensive introduction for those new to NEPA and a refresher for more experienced professionals.

*Reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes, government agencies, and nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members.

For a complete course catalog check out!

APHA and CDC Webinar Series Part 2 on "Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role"


Climate change is one of the most serious health threats facing our nation. Public health professionalshave a key role to play in responding to and preparing for these health threats. Much can be learned from current public health efforts to prevent and prepare for climate-related impacts. 


Last year's webinar series brought together experts in the field of climate change to discuss topics such as climate science, health risk communication, adaptation strategies and more. This year, we bring you a continuation of the series featuring speakers who will highlight state and local public health practices, climate change action planning, and how traditional public health tools can be used to enhance the capacity of health departments in addressing climate change.


A Look at Public Health Surveillance & Adaptation Tools

May 24th, 2011 -  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST


Participants must register to participate in this webinar.  Please click here to register. Last year's series has been translated into a practical guidebook for public health professionals.  If you would like to download a copy of the guidebook, please visit
Please forward this invitation to other interested colleagues. If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, it will be available on APHA's Environmental Public Health website


This webinar is approved for continuing education credit with the National Environmental Health Association.

**Fees apply for CE credits  

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


The NEHA AEC 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!