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2014 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: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

The First Edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code Is Now Available: What’s Next? [PDF - 707 KB] – Authors Jason Kunz and Michael Beach describe the expected implementation impact of the Model Aquatic Health Code and the plan for keeping the code current and relevant. This article is published in the December 2014 issue [PDF - 122 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

Applying a General Best Practices Identification Framework to Environmental Health. [PDF - 260 KB] – Guest columnist Chris Kochtitzky discusses how a general best practices framework (that weighs public health impact and quality of evidence) can be applied to environmental health. This article is published in the November 2014 issue [PDF - 124 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Building Environmental Public Health Framework for Chemical Emergencies. [PDF - 211 KB] – Guest author Danielle S. Mills highlights a variety of current concerns, opportunities, challenges, and successes related to emergency preparedness in the environmental health field. This article is published in the October 2014 issue [PDF - 264 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Tools to Improve Raw Chicken Handling at Restaurants: Report From San Mateo County, California. [PDF - 486 KB] – Guest author Emmy S. Myszka describes a training kit detailing how to handle raw chicken in restaurants to prevent cross-contamination. This article is published in the September 2014 issue [PDF - 109 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Contributions to Enhancing the Public Health Perspective on Onsite Wastewater Management. [PDF – 302 KB] – Max Zarate-Bermudez describes a study to determine the rate of contaminants from conventional onsite wastewater systems in a coastal setting. This article is published in the July/August 2014 issue [PDF - 125 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Impact of Budget Cuts to Environmental Health Services at Local Health Departments: Key Findings. [PDF 287 KB] – This month’s guest authors, Jennifer Li and Andre Elligers, describes a survey of local health departments’ reduction in environmental health services because of budget cuts in the fiscal year before March 2012. This article is published in the June 2014 issue [PDF - 111 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Update on the Model Aquatic Health Code. [PDF - 452 KB] – Author Rob Blake discusses the proposed operational guidelines for the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) and progress to date. This article is published in the May 2014 issue [PDF - 118 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Mobile Food Trucks: California EHS-Net Study on Risk Factors and Inspection Challenges. [PDF - 349 KB] – This month’s guest authors, Brenda Vanschaik Faw and Joyce L. Tuttle, describe California’s study on the complexities and challenges of inspecting mobile food operations. This article is published in the April 2014 issue [PDF - 100 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Food Safety Tools and Products for Environmental Health Practitioners. [PDF – 3.2 MB] – Sarah Merkle discusses CDC’s new surveillance system that can help prevent outbreaks, an overview of four EHS-Net articles recently published in the Journal of Food Protection, and a new e-Learning course on environmental assessment of foodborne illness outbreaks. This article is published in the March 2014 issue [PDF - 116 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.

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Editor’s Note: There is no Direct From CDC column in the January-February issue. The column resumes in the March issue.

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