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About EHS: Objective

The objective of Environmental Health Services (EHS) is to strengthen the role of local, state, tribal, and national environmental health programs and professionals to better anticipate, identify, and respond to adverse environmental exposures and their consequences for human health. EHS

  • provides technical assistance and scientific guidance to state, local, tribal, and other government agencies engaged in environmental health service programs;
  • participates in disease outbreak investigations
  • identifies environmental antecedents contributing to outbreaks; and
  • supports, through training and technical assistance, environmental disciplines that have technology or information gaps in areas such as food safety and water and sanitation issues.

EHS works with environmental public health stakeholders in six areas identified in CDC’s National Strategy to Revitalize Environmental Public Health Services:

  • Building capacity.
  • Supporting research.
  • Fostering leadership.
  • Communicating and marketing.
  • Developing the workforce.
  • Creating strategic partnerships.

EHS Fact Sheet: Enhancing and Revitalizing Environmental Public Health [PDF - 240 KB] – describes EHS work in the six areas outlined in the National Strategy to Revitalize Environmental Public Health Services

EHS News and Features – information about EHS spotlight and news articles.

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