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Building Capacity Grantee Product Catalog

From 2001–2010, CDC funded cooperative agreements to build capacity to improve environmental health service delivery and create tools and products for other programs to use or adapt. The resulting products and tools address a range of environmental health issues. In 2010, this program merged with the Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) to support environmental health service programs in preventing foodborne and waterborne illnesses. For more information, visit the EHS-Net pages.

This information is provided by the National Center for Environmental Health’s Environmental Health Services Branch ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community. This information is not maintained and may no longer be current and/or accurate.

Children’s Environmental Health

Healthy Environments for Child Care and Preschool Settings Training Modules (Children's Environmental Health Network of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC) – Educational modules and recommendations to address environmental hazards in child care and preschool facilities.

Healthy Homes Policy Toolkit [PDF - 2 MB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Case studies on using state and local policy to address asthma and other healthy homes issues.

How Communities Can Collaborate with Schools to Implement a Comprehensive Asthma Program [PDF - 209 KB] (Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion - Detroit, MI) – Asthma toolkit on an integrated approach to addressing asthma in schools, with emphasis on environmental triggers.

Community Environmental Health Assessment Implementation

Community Environmental Health Assessment Toolbox for New Mexico [PDF - 3 MB] (New Mexico Department of Health - Santa Fe, NM) – Detailed toolkit with steps for engaging the community in environmental health assessments.

Empowering Approaches to Healthy Affordable Housing Toolkit: A Toolkit for Change [PDF - 1.8 MB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Guiding values, strategies, and lessons learned for working with communities to achieve healthy affordable housing.

Healthy Homes Policy Toolkit [PDF - 2 MB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Case studies on using state and local policy to address asthma and other healthy homes issues.

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Foodborne Illness Prevention

Environmental Health Toolkit (Iowa Department of Public Health - Des Moines, IA) – Templates and sample policies on food, water and wastewater, healthy homes, emergency preparedness, solid waste, and tanning and tattoo businesses.

Environmental Health Training Modules (Tulane University - New Orleans, LA) – Distance learning training modules for entry-level environmental health professionals on drinking water, lead poisoning prevention, vectors, wastewater, food safety, indoor air quality, and other topics (initial development funded by the capacity building program).

Foodborne Illness Database and Manual (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Database and manual for response to and investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.

General Environmental Health

Building Environmental Health Capacity in Allegheny County: Environmental Indicators Outcomes [PDF - 95 KB] (Allegheny County Health Department - Pittsburgh, PA) – Toolkit for developing environmental health indicators to improve delivery of local environmental health services.

Environmental Health Toolkit (Iowa Department of Public Health - Des Moines, IA) – Toolkit includes templates and sample policies on food, water and wastewater, healthy homes, emergency preparedness, solid waste, and tanning and tattoo businesses.

Environmental Health Training Modules (Tulane University - New Orleans, LA) – Distance learning training modules for entry-level environmental health professionals on drinking water, lead poisoning prevention, vectors, wastewater, food safety, indoor air quality, and other topics (initial development funded by the capacity building program).

Guide to Attaining a Healthful Environment: Student Workbook [PDF - 657 KB] (Republic of Palau Ministry of Health - Koror, Palau) – Classroom workbook on water quality, vector control, and other environmental health issues.

Guide to Attaining a Healthful Environment: Teacher Manual [PDF - 317 KB] (Republic of Palau Ministry of Health - Koror, Palau) – Teacher’s manual with guidance and answers to environmental health classroom exercises in student workbook.

State and Regional Profiles

California’s City and County Environmental Health Delivery System [PDF - 2.8 MB] (Loma Linda University, School of Public Health - Loma Linda, CA) – Detailed report (163 pages) on California's environmental health system.

California’s City and County Environmental Health Delivery System, Summary Report [PDF - 786 KB] (Loma Linda University, School of Public Health - Loma Linda, CA) – Easy-to-read, 16-page summary report highlighting major findings and recommendations related to California's environmental health systems.

Environmental Health: A Profile of Iowa’s Local Systems [PDF - 233 KB] (Iowa Department of Health - Des Moines, IA) – Findings from an assessment of Iowa’s local environmental health workforce, programs, and issues.

Environmental Public Health Practice in the Southeastern United States [PDF - 770 KB] (University of Alabama Birmingham School of Public Health - Birmingham, AL) – Summary of environmental public health practice profiles for ten Southeastern states.

Profile of Maryland Environmental Public Health Practice [PDF - 6 MB] (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health - Baltimore, MD) – Examination of Maryland's environmental public health capacity, needs, and future challenges.

The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Profile of Environmental Public Health Practice [PDF - 809 KB] (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health - Baltimore, MD) – Review of regional environmental public health capacities, gaps, future challenges, and recommendations.

The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Profile of Environmental Public Health Practice - State Profiles [PDF - 1.4 MB] (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health - Baltimore, MD) – State-specific information for 11 states and the District of Columbia.

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Healthy Homes

Empowering Approaches to Healthy Affordable Housing Toolkit: A Toolkit for Change [PDF - 1.8 MB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Guiding values, strategies, and lessons learned for working with communities to achieve healthy affordable housing.

Environmental Health Toolkit (Iowa Department of Public Health - Des Moines, IA) – Templates and sample policies on food, water and wastewater, healthy homes, emergency preparedness, solid waste, and tanning and tattoo businesses.

Environmental Health Training Modules (Tulane University - New Orleans, LA) – Distance learning training modules for entry-level environmental health professionals on drinking water, lead poisoning prevention, vectors, wastewater, food safety, indoor air quality, and other topics (initial development funded by the capacity building program).

Healthy Home Assessment Form, Poster, and Online Library (Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services - Madison, WI) – Environmental health resources for health care providers.

Healthy Home Assessment Program: The Wampanoag Environmental Life Learning (W.E.L.L.) Initiative [DOC - 2.5 MB] (Wampanoag Health Service - Aquinnah, MA) – Healthy homes assessment tool to address mold and moisture concerns.

Healthy Homes Policy Toolkit [PDF - 2 MB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Case studies on using state and local policy to address asthma and other healthy homes issues.

Wampanoag Wellness Equipment Lending Bank Policies and Procedures [PDF - 336 KB] (Wampanoag Health Service - Aquinnah, MA) – Healthy homes assessment tool and information on a lending bank to help tribal homeowners access equipment to implement healthy home recommendations.

Safe Shops

Safe Shops Project (Boston Public Health Commission - Boston, MA) – Detailed toolkits for working with auto shops to improve their safety and environmental practices and reduce air, water, and noise pollution.

Safe Nail Salons Project (Boston Public Health Commission - Boston, MA) – Multicultural trainings and technical assistance to protect workers and the public from exposure to hazardous chemicals and air pollution in nail salons.

Vector Control

Empowering Approaches to Healthy Affordable Housing Toolkit: A Toolkit for Change [PDF - 1.8 MB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Guiding values, strategies, and lessons learned for working with communities to achieve healthy affordable housing.

Environmental Health Training Modules (Tulane University - New Orleans, LA) – Distance learning training modules for entry-level environmental health professionals on drinking water, lead poisoning prevention, vectors, wastewater, food safety, indoor air quality, and other topics (initial development funded by the capacity building program).

Healthy Homes Policy Toolkit [PDF - 2 MB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Case studies on using state and local policy to address asthma and other healthy homes issues.

Mosquito Prevention Educational Tools (Jefferson County Department of Health - Birmingham, AL) – Overview of educational interventions with a sample “Fight the Bite” presentation and presentation guide.

NYC Rodent Control Academy (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - New York City, NY) – Training to provide a highly focused and standardized approach to managing rodent populations through integrated pest management.

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Water Quality

Best Practice: Well Water Regulations for the County of Bucks, PA [PDF - 182 KB] (Bucks County Bureau of Environmental Health - Doylestown, PA) – Regulations for individual residential drinking water supply wells and system installation.

Environmental Health Toolkit (Iowa Department of Public Health - Des Moines, IA) – Templates and sample policies on food, water and wastewater, healthy homes, emergency preparedness, solid waste, and tanning and tattoo businesses.

Environmental Health Training Modules (Tulane University - New Orleans, LA) – Distance learning training modules for entry-level environmental health professionals on drinking water, lead poisoning prevention, vectors, wastewater, food safety, indoor air quality, and other topics (initial development funded by the capacity building program).

Rain Garden Registry (Muncie, Indiana, Bureau of Water Quality - Muncie, IN) – Information center for using rain gardens to manage stormwater and reduce health risks in flood-prone neighborhoods.

Water Use Promotion Materials (Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium - Anchorage, AK) – Variety of materials for mothers, homeowners, schools and others to promote use of treated water in Alaska Native populations and prevent water-related diseases.

Workforce Development/Training

Environmental Health Training Modules (Tulane University - New Orleans, LA) – Distance learning training modules for entry-level environmental health professionals on drinking water, lead poisoning prevention, vectors, wastewater, food safety, indoor air quality, and other topics (initial development funded by the capacity building program).

Free Online Courses (Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington - Seattle, WA) – Online and CD-ROM courses for continuing education credit to meet the training and development needs of the public health workforce.

Geolibrary.org (University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health - Chicago, IL) – Global Environmental and Occupational Health electronic database of environmental health training and practice materials.

Online Training Lectures (University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health - Chicago, IL) – Webcasts on environmental health topics such as integrated pest management, brownfields, school health, and other topics.

Ten Essential Services of Environmental Health (Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington - Seattle, WA) – Online training and CD-ROM integrating the 10 essential services of environmental health.

Workforce Development Post-Secondary Internship Program [PDF - 567 KB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Training manual for an environmental health internship program.

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