Information for Potential MAHC Adopters
Is your state or locality considering using the MAHC? CDC worked through a multi-stakeholder process for many years to develop the MAHC and many of these stakeholders now actively support the end product. If your community is considering using the MAHC, engaging local and state stakeholders may be helpful to your efforts as well. The following links may help guide you in reviewing the MAHC.
These resources provide high-level background information on the MAHC’s purpose and benefits that may be particularly helpful in educating boards of health and other decision makers about the MAHC.
- Using the MAHC: Public Health and Industry Tool for Comparing the MAHC with Existing Pool Codes – Enable public health officials and the aquatics sector to identify major differences between the MAHC and their applicable code.
- MAHC Adoption NetworkExternal
- MAHC Frequently Asked Questions for Potential Users – Detailed questions and answers about the MAHC.
- Helpful Tools and Forms for Aquatic Health & Safety Programs – Tools for public health officials and aquatics sector personnel working on implementing MAHC-specific or other aquatic health and safety programs, including investigation forms, applications, reporting forms, and MAHC-specific checklists.
- MAHC Infographic – Infographic explaining how and why the MAHC was created and what it contains.
- MAHC Factsheet – A handy guide to briefly explain the importance of the MAHC and how it can protect swimmers of all ages and skill levels.
- Rationale Behind the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) – Additional history and science supporting creation of the MAHC.
- Policy & Recommendations – Resources related to the MAHC creation and support that may be useful in alerting or educating stakeholders and community partners about the MAHC.