Information for Public Health Professionals

Public health support is vital to the success of the MAHC, and a strong pool regulatory program is essential to protect swimmer health in our communities. The science and best practices outlined in the MAHC can help reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and chemical poisoning to keeping bathers safe and healthy while they swim. Here are some resources to assist public health professionals in the goal of inspecting and monitoring swimming environments for swimmers of all ages and skill levels.

MAHC Resources

These resources assist public health aquatics programs with understanding the MAHC and implementing the MAHC in their jurisdiction.


CDC Healthy Swimming Resources

These resources assist public health professionals with educating swimmers about how to keep healthy while enjoying aquatic activities.

Other Resources

  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). PoolSafely.govexternal icon – Website with brochures, tip cards, and educational videos for parents and families to learn about the many water safety steps to be used at public and residential pools and hot tubs/spas.
Page last reviewed: April 7, 2020