Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (EnvPHPS)
Environmental health programs: Use EnvPHPS to help make your environmental public health program more effective.
EnvPHPS describes activities, actions, and processes an EH program should perform to best provide 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services* to protect and improve environmental public health in its community.
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Assess your program or system’s activity level for each Essential Environmental Public Health Service.
Track your responses to the assessment.
- Assess the capacity of their program to perform the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.
- Identify critical gaps in performance.
- Create an action plan to address gaps and barriers to meeting the standards.
- Educate staff and community partners about
- the role of environmental health in preventing disease and reducing hazards and
- the infrastructure necessary to fulfill that role.
- Determine steps to improve an environmental health system or program.
- Track and measure accomplishments.
- Justify continued or expanded services, support for training, or additional staff.
EnvPHPS can help prepare for public health accreditation.
The self-assessment instrument is useful for identifying service gaps for health departments seeking accreditation. Action plans to address these gaps can be rolled into the larger improvement plan required for accreditation.