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Performance Improvement

Explore our performance improvement resources to increase the impact of your environmental health program and better contribute to broader public health efforts to improve performance and quality of services.

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Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (EnvPHPS)

Use these standards to improve delivery of the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services in your community.

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EnvPHPS Assessment Toolkit

Prepare for, conduct, and act upon your EnvPHPS assessment with tools such as a sample invitation letter, facilitator guide, voting cards, response analysis tool, report templates, and more.

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Improving Environmental Public Health Services Performance to Meet Community Needs [PDF – 1.35 MB]

Explore approaches to improve and align your program with broader public health department initiatives.

Organizational Characteristics of Local Health Departments and Environmental Health Services and Activities

Learn about the association between characteristics of local health departments and delivery of environmental health services in their communities.

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Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH)

Partner with your community to identify and address local environmental health issues using this guidebook.

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Resources Organized by Essential Services

Find tools to help your program fill performance gaps and contribute to larger performance improvement efforts such as voluntary public health accreditation.

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Role of Environmental Health Programs in Public Health Accreditation [PDF – 76 KB]

Learn about how local health departments prepare for the accreditation process, including the types of environmental health documentation they use (produced in collaboration with the National Association of County and City Health Officials).

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Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH)

Strengthen the performance of your drinking water program to address problems with wells and other private drinking water sources in your community.

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Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

Take CDC’s training for safer well water through stronger public health programs using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.

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Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision, and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH)

Learn about our initiative with the National Environmental Health Association and Baylor University to assess the current state and future trends in environmental health.

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Vector Control Tools & Resources (VeCToR) Toolkit (National Environmental Health Association)

Find tools and resources for program improvement activities that align with the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services (produced in collaboration with CDC).

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Performance Improvement Publications

Explore our performance improvement publications.

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