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EHSB in the NEHA Journal of Environmental Health

2015 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.

Quick links for earlier columns in: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.

NEHA Journal of Environmental Health

Equipping Environmental Health Workers with Environmental Assessment Tools [PDF - 538 KB] – Food-related illnesses affect tens of millions of people each year, killing thousands and costing billions of dollars in hospital- and industry-related expenses. In this article, Erik Coleman discusses two innovative tools for environmental health workers to assist in fighting this “winnable battle” – an e-learning training and a reporting system on environmental assessments of outbreaks. This article was published in the July/August 2015 issue [PDF - 200 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

NEHA Journal of Environmental Health

Environmental Health Professionals Work the Bugs Out – School Integrated Pest Management. [PDF - 631 KB] - Every day, millions of children going to school may unwittingly be exposed to harmful pesticides. Guest authors Dawn Gouge and Marc Lame discuss how integrated pest management can reduce pesticide reliance while maintaining a safe, pest-free learning environment for children. This article was published in the June 2015 issue [PDF - 200 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

NEHA Journal of Environmental Health

It's All about the Return on Investment: The Model Aquatic Health Code. [PDF - 224 KB] - Now that the MAHC has been released, tracking the code's impact is vital to its long-term success. In this column, CDC authors Michele Hlavsa, Jasen Kunz, and Michael Beach discuss tracking the MAHC's impact in key areas with the top five public pool states and how the MAHC will be updated in the future. This article was published in the May 2015 issue [PDF - 120 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Sharing Environmental Health Services Across Jurisdictional Boundaries. [PDF - 536 KB] - CDC authors Liza Corso and Robert Blake and guest authors Gianfranco Pezzino and Patrick Libbey discuss the benefits from cross-jurisdictional sharing of essential public health services and offer examples of successful collaboration from around the nation. This article was published in the April 2015 issue [PDF - 138 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

NEHA Journal of Environmental Health

Modeling Health Impacts of the Transportation Built Environment: Challenges and Opportunities. [PDF - 360 KB] - Guest authors Geoffrey Whitfield and Arthur Wendel discuss the benefits and challenges associated with using models to predict community behaviors while planning the built environment, particularly regarding walking, biking, and using public transit. This article is published in the March 2015 issue [PDF - 109 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

NEHA Journal of Environmental Health

The Road Towards Environmental Justice from a Multifaceted Lens. [PDF - 263 KB] - Guest columnist LaToria Whitehead discusses concerns and challenges shared in environmental health and describes ways to strengthen the role of state, local, tribal, and national environmental health professionals to respond to adverse environmental exposures. This article is published in the January-February 2015 issue [PDF - 203 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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