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EH Workforce Development Training

This page links to training resources.

EHS eLearning – Access e-learning products on environmental assessments and more

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

Environmental Health Primer – document prepared by the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) on environmental health issues such as air quality, food safety, drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, vector control, injury prevention, risk assessment, and more

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

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

Essential Services of Environmental Health CD-ROM [PDF - 823 KB] – CD-ROM training program to help environmental health programs fully integrate the essential services concepts into their own operations through a flexible workshop format. Continuing education credits are available for program completion. This program was developed under an EHSB cooperative agreement.

Increasing Environmental Public Health Knowledge at Local Public Health Agencies [DOC - 801 KB] – developing a comprehensive environmental training program for local public health agency environmental staff and evaluating a registration and/or credentialing program throughout the state. This is one in a series of reports prepared by a graduate of CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute.

Integrated Pest Management: Conducting Urban Rodent Surveys [PDF - 626 KB] – update of the 1974 CDC Urban Rat Surveys manual includes information about integrated pest management (IPM)

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

Pictorial Keys to Arthropods, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals of Public Health Significance – pictorial keys used to teach animal identification to personnel (sanitarians, engineers, physicians, veterinarians, etc.) without special training in taxonomy

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

Swimming Pool Inspectors Interactive Training CD-ROM – tool to use as training new environmental health personnel and as a review for experienced staff

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National Center for Environmental Health

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Training

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) – application and information about a 10-week summer internship at CDC for undergraduate students in Environmental Science/Studies and related fields

Graduate Environmental Health Internship (GEH) – paid 10-week summer internship at CDC for graduate students with majors or interests that support environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Education and Training – ATSDR environmental public health training (in-class courses and distance learning)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Classroom and Computer-Based Epidemiologic Case Studies – interactive exercises developed to teach epidemiologic principles and practices

Epi Computer-Based Case Studies – free computer-based case studies to teach epidemiologic principles and practices

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) – the country's critical epidemiology training service, combating the causes of major epidemics

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Training – short-term NIOSH training programs for professionals

Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR) – prepares physicians for future leadership roles in public health at federal, state, and local levels

Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) – develops leaders skilled in the integration of public health information systems and development of data standards, policy and quality control measures to advance the practice of public health informatics

Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) – builds skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation

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Links to information from outside CDC

American Public Health Association Learning and Professional Development Programs Unit – promotes professional development and strengthens public health practice within the core guidelines of the public health essential services

Ask SPHERE – clearinghouse of public health training programs, materials, and resources based at the Southeast Public Health Training Center

Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) – career options and educational programs in environmental health

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

EQUIPh – NACCHO's online exchange for public health preparedness resources developed by local public health departments, academic institutions and governmental agencies – Global Environmental and Occupational Health E-Library of training materials and practice tools [developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago with funding from the EHS capacity-building program]

FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA U) Training Courses and Materials – provides high-quality learning opportunities through the delivery of timely and cost-effective learning products

Mosquitoes and You: West Nile Virus Training for Elementary School Students (Volusia County Health Department, Florida) – multimedia training program with age-appropriate games, videos, and workbooks K-2 [PDF - 1.3 MB]; 3-5 [PDF - 1.7 MB] and includes a teacher's manual [PDF - 907 KB]. This program was developed in collaboration with the Volusia County [Florida] Health Department.

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

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

Public Health Foundation TRAIN – free searchable database to help public health professionals find distance-learning opportunities

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]

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