Resources Organized by Essential Services

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Find tools to help your program fill performance gaps and contribute to larger performance improvement efforts such as voluntary public health accreditation. This list provides our resources indexed by the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.

To learn more about these services and other tools supporting environmental health involvement in performance improvement, explore our new performance improvement resource page.

1. Monitor environmental and health status to identify and solve community environmental public health problems

2. Diagnose and investigate environmental public health problems and health hazards in the community

3. Inform, educate, and empower people about environmental public health issues

4. Mobilize community partnerships and actions to identify and solve environmental health problems

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5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community environmental public health efforts

6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect environmental public health and ensure safety

Note: CDC Environmental Health Services is not a regulatory agency. The following Environmental Health Services resources may be useful for agencies responsible for enforcing laws and regulations.

7. Link people to needed environmental public health services and assure the provision of environmental public health services when otherwise unavailable

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8. Assure a competent environmental public health workforce

9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based environmental public health services

10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to environmental public health problems

Page last reviewed: March 7, 2019