Environmental Health Practice Resources

Improve the performance and quality of the services your program offers with our free resources.

Explore our resources organized by the 10 Essential Environmental Health Services.

Understanding the EH Workforce

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.

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.

Why Are Environmental Health Services So Important? – Learn how Environmental Health Services work to protect health in our short video. Also available in Spanish.

Applying the Essential Services

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.

Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (EnvPHPS) – Use our standards and Assessment Toolkit to improve delivery of the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services in your community.

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.

Tribal Drinking Water Program Improvement – Learn how CDC and partners worked to build tribal drinking water program capacity using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.

Vector Control Program Resources and Reports (Public Health Foundation)external icon – Read reports from local vector control programs using the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards to improve their performance (produced in collaboration with CDC).

Vector Control Tools & Resources (VeCToR) Toolkit (National Environmental Health Association)external icon – Find tools and resources for program improvement activities that align with the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services (produced in collaboration with CDC).