Environmental Health Practice

Build capacity to use data to address environmental hazards and improve services

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Environmental health practice is critical to the public health delivery system because environmental health professionals are strategically positioned to assess, control, and prevent emerging threats. Building a stronger environmental health practice is important because

  • Environmental health professionals commonly work in multiple program areas, requiring unique technical and scientific expertise.
  • Environmental health professionals can leverage data to increase the impact of their services and inform best practices.
  • About 1 in 4 environmental health professionals plans to retire within 5 years, presenting recruitment and workforce development needs.
Featured EH Practice Resources
  • Environmental Public Health and the 10 Essential Services – Identify how environmental health programs help deliver the 10 Essential Public Health Services in their communities and link to and support broader public health initiatives such as public health accreditation.
  • UNCOVER EH – Learn about our initiative to assess the current state and future trends in environmental health.

Additional Resources