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Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC)

CDC has worked with public health, academia, and aquatics industry representatives across the United States on the MAHC guidance to prevent drowning, injuries, and the spread of recreational water illnesses at public swimming pools and spas. One of the key recommendations that started the MAHC development process was that the MAHC should be regularly improved and updated to keep pace with the latest science, industry advances, and public health findings. To facilitate this process, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC), was created in 2013 to support and improve public health by promoting healthy and safe aquatic experiences for everyone. The CMAHC’s role is to serve as a national clearinghouse for input and advice on needed improvements to the MAHC. The CMAHC will achieve this mission by:

  • Collecting, assessing, and relaying national input on needed MAHC revisions back to CDC for final consideration for acceptance
  • Advocating for improved health and safety at aquatic facilities
  • Providing assistance to health departments, boards of health, legislatures, and other partners on MAHC uses, benefits, and implementation
  • Providing assistance to the aquatics industry on uses, interpretation, and benefits of the MAHC
  • Soliciting, coordinating, and prioritizing MAHC research needs