EHSB in the NEHA Journal of Environmental Health
2013 Direct from CDC columns
NEHA's Journal of Environmental Health features a column from the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) in every issue. These articles from EHSB and guest authors from CDC highlight a variety of concerns, opportunities, challenges, and successes in environmental public health.
Environmental Public Health Online Course (EPHOC) Series: Are We Making a Difference? [PDF - 272 KB] – Guest columnists Lisa McCormick and Jesse Pevear III discuss successes as well as improvements needed for CDC's EPHOC series. EPHOC is the first of its kind for public health discipline-specific workforce development training. This article is published in the June 2013 issue [PDF - 100 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Healthy and Safe Swimming: Pool Chemical–Associated Health Events [PDF - 520 KB] – This month's guest authors, Michele Hlavsa and Michael Beach of CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program, discuss prevention of health events associated with pool chemicals. The article includes examples of pool chemical posters as well as information on the Model Aquatic Health Code and how it can be a beneficial tool in preventing accidents involved with pool chemicals. This article is published in the May 2013 issue [PDF - 109 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Monitoring and Controlling West Nile Virus: Are Your Prevention Practices in Place? [PDF - 732 KB] – Guest columnist Roger Nasci describes the 2012 WNV outbreaks in the United States and highlights community-based, integrated mosquito management programs as the best WNV prevention tool available. This article is published in the April 2013 issue [PDF - 103 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
EHS-Net Restaurant Food Safety Studies: What Have We Learned? [PDF - 220 KB] – Laura Green Brown discusses the latest Environmental Health Specialists Network findings in restaurant food safety. This article is published in the March 2013 issue [PDF - 107 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Kick Off 2013 With Exciting Workforce Development Opportunities [PDF - 205 KB] – Elaine Curtiss describes the Environmental Health Services Branch’s many workforce training opportunities. Offerings include Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response, Environmental Public Health Online Courses, e-learning on environmental assessments for foodborne illness outbreaks, and integrated pest management courses. This article is published in the January/February 2013 issue [PDF - 107 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.