The following publications were developed by CDC’s capacity-building grantees. The articles address a range of topics and provide more detailed information on grantee projects and other topics. Accompanying tools and products for many of these projects are online in the product catalog listing and the EH Capa-City visual display.
Community Environmental Health Assessment Implementation
Using the PACE EH Model to Mobilize Communities to Address Local Environmental Health Issues: A Case Study in Island County, Washington [PDF - 549 KB] (Island County Health Department - Coupeville, WA) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health describing community engagement using the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH).
Foodborne Illness Prevention
A Risk-Based Food Inspection Program [PDF - 380 KB] (Loma Linda University, School of Public Health - Loma Linda, CA) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health discussing a model for risk-based food inspections.
General Environmental Health
California’s City and County Environmental Health Delivery System [PDF - 674 KB] (Loma Linda University, School of Public Health - Loma Linda, CA) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health discussing an assessment of county and city environmental health service delivery in California.
Enhancing the Maryland Environmental Public Health Workforce: A Collaborative Approach [PDF - 565 KB] (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health - Baltimore, MD) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health describing workforce challenges and solutions for Maryland's environmental public health workforce.
Helping Environmental Health Practitioners Develop Strategic Partnerships and Engage Public Health Policy Makers on the Value and Benefits of Environmental Health Services – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health describing efforts by several grantees to identify talking points for policymakers on the importance of environmental health.
- Value and Benefits of Environmental Health Services [DOC - 77 KB] Talking points to facilitate development of strategic partnerships that recognize the critical role public policymakers in supporting the delivery of environmental health services.
The Great Lakes Center’s Health Hazard Evaluation Program: Promoting Community Environmental Health Through Partnerships Between Academic and Public Health Departments [PDF - 1.03 MB] (University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health - Chicago, IL ) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health describing health hazard evaluations, lessons learned, and recommendations for successful collaboration between academic and public health departments.
The Use of the National Public Health Performance Standards to Evaluate Change in Capacity to Carry Out the 10 Essential Services [PDF - 535 KB] (Allegheny County Health Department - Pittsburgh, PA) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health describing use of the National Public Health Performance Standards to measure and address gaps in environmental health service delivery.
The Boston Safe Shops Project: Preliminary Findings of a Case Study in Applying the 10 Essential Services of Public Health to Building Environmental Health Capacity [PDF - 640 KB] (Boston Public Health Commission - Boston, MA) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health about efforts to reduce health hazards in Boston’s automotive shops.
Building Capacity of Environmental Health Services at the Local and National Levels with the 10-Essential-Services Framework [PDF - 1.27 MB] (Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health providing a case study on using the framework of the 10 Essential Services framework to build capacity in a local environmental health agency.
It Takes More Than Science [PDF - 470 KB] (Iowa Department of Health - Des Moines, IA) – Commentary in the Journal of Environmental Health about environmental health workforce issues in Iowa.
Optimizing Environmental Health Training Outcomes: A Case Study of Tribal and Nontribal Trainees [PDF - 490 KB] (Loma Linda University, School of Public Health - Loma Linda, CA) – Commentary in the Journal of Environmental Health on the impact of environmental health training.
The Practice of the 10 Essential Services and Abilities in the 14 Core Competencies of Alabama Environmental Health Practitioners (Jefferson County Department of Health – Birmingham, AL) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health summarizing survey findings for Alabama's environmental health workforce.
Using 10-Essential-Services Training to Revive, Refocus, and Strengthen Your Environmental Health Programs [PDF - 468 KB] (Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington - Seattle, WA) – Article in the Journal of Environmental Health discussing training practitioners in the 10 essential services to improve environmental health performance and practice.
Other publications related to Environmental Health Services
EHS staff publications listed by topic.