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EnvPHPS 10 Essential Services Toolkit

This page includes a tool kit about the 10 essential services of environmental public health, additional resources, and success stories from agencies that have incorporated one or more of the 10 essential services.

Essential Services of Environmental Health Training Module – Training developed to help local and state public agencies integrate the Ten Essential Services of Public Health into environmental health practice. This training can be used to prepare and deliver training on the Essential Services or to train others to deliver the training.


Essential Service 1: Monitor Environmental and Health Status

Essential Service 2: Diagnose and Investigate Environmental Health Problems and Health Hazards

Essential Service 3: Inform, Educate, and Empower People About Environmental Health Issues

Essential Service 4: Mobilize Community Partnerships

Essential Service 5: Develop Policies and Plans

Essential Service 6: Enforce Laws and Regulations

Essential Service 7: Link People to Services

Essential Service 8: Assure a Competent Workforce

Essential Service 9: Evaluate the Effectiveness, Accessibility, and Quality of Services

Essential Service 10: Research for New Insights and Innovative Solutions

  • Model Practices (National Association of County and City Health Officials)

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