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Workforce Development

EHS Publications Related to Workforce Development

EHS Training Resources

CDC Learning Connection – free environmental health learning products including e-learning, podcasts, text-based, and Webcasts

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) – 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Ecology, or related fields who are passionate about the environment, about human health, and about the link between the two

Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners – This Web site serves as a clearinghouse of information resources related to emergency and terrorism preparedness for environmental health practitioners

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) – ten modules that focus on key environmental health issues and challenges for emergency response

EHTER Fact Sheet [PDF - 372 KB]

Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) – 1-year CDC program to enhance leadership capabilities of state and local environmental public health specialists

Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) – a comprehensive online/on-demand package of courses for environmental public health practitioners

Environmental Public Health Performance Standards – standards that can be used to assess local, state, and tribal capability to perform the 10 essential services of environmental public health at all levels

Internship Experiences – brings together writeups from interns who have worked in the Environmental Health Services Branch

National Strategy to Revitalize Environmental Public Health Services – a strategy to enhance environmental public health services

Summer Undergraduate Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) – 10-week summer environmental internship for juniors and seniors majoring in Environmental Health

Links to information from outside CDC

Basic Environmentalist Training Course Materials and Advanced Course Information (Alabama Department of Public Health) – links to materials on food microbiology, plumbing and cross connection control, and epidemiology

Board of Health Recommendations for Hiring Qualified Environmental Health Practitioners [PDF - 1.5 MB] (National Association of Local Boards of Health [NALBOH]) – document to help local health agencies address environmental health workforce issues

Careers in Environmental Health (Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs [AEHAP]) – links to programs that highlight the benefits and importance of teaching environmental health in all geographic and ethnic communities:

Courses and Exercises (Northwest Center for Public Health Practice) – online and CD-ROM courses, learning modules, and exercises to meet the training and development needs of the public health workforce

Credentials for Success (Rollins School of Public Health) – distance learning program for Georgia’s public health practitioners

Environmental Health Core Competencies [PDF - 313 KB] (American Public Health Association; CDC) – fourteen core competencies for local environmental health practitioners are identified to improve the effectiveness of their work

Environmental Public Health Practice in the Southeastern United States [PDF - 768 KB] (Southeast Regional Academic Center for Environmental Public Health) – summary of environmental public health practice profiles for ten southeastern states [developed using funding from the EHS capacity-building program]

For Teachers - Careers in Environmental Health, Chemistry, and Toxicology (National Library of Medicine - Tox Town) – classroom activities, videos, and other resources about careers in environmental health, chemistry, and toxicology

Free Online Continuing Education Courses (NEHA-CERT) – free online CDC environmental health training courses available through the National Environmental Health Association for continuing education credit for environmental health practitioners and students (University of Illinois at Chicago) – Global Environmental and Occupational Health E-Library of training materials and practice tools [developed using funding from the EHS capacity-building program]

Innovative Environmental Public Health Workforce Practices Project (National Environmental Health Association) – recognizes, collects, and disseminates innovative practices to strengthen the environmental public health workforce

National Environmental Health Diversity Recruitment Initiative (Eastern Kentucky University) – Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is leading an effort to develop “National Models of Excellence” in diversity

NEHA Educational Series Now Available – links to continuing education courses for environmental health professionals

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (National Library of Medicine) – links to information about improving and protecting the public's health

Profile-IQ (National Association of County and City Health Officials [NACCHO]) – data query system with up-to date statistics on local health department finance, workforce, and activities based on information from NACCHO’s 2010 National Profile of Local Health Departments study

Profile of Maryland Environmental Public Health Practice (Johns Hopkins Center for Excellence in Community Environmental Health Practice) – comprehensive review of county environmental public health practice through an examination of local environmental public health capacities, needs, and future challenges [developed using funding from the EHS capacity-building program]

Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet, and Global Health (University of Pittsburgh) – links to lectures on environmental health, prevention, epidemiology, microbiology, and hundreds of other topics

Workforce Development Post-Secondary Internship Program [PDF - 567 KB] (Multnomah County Environmental Health Services) – environmental health internship training manual for postsecondary students [developed with funding from the EHS capacity-building program]

Workforce Development Program (National Environmental Health Association) – supports efforts to build capacity and infrastructure of the overall public health system

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