News and Features

This page provides links to this year’s EHS spotlight and news articles.

Quick links to past EHS spotlight and news articles by year: 2019, 2018, 20172016, 20152014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

2020 News Items

Creating a Comprehensive Dataset of Private Wells and Well Vulnerability in New York Stateexternal icon – Guest authors from New York State discuss how they updated their private well data to identify vulnerable wells during contamination events, select study populations for surveys and pilot sampling programs, and target outreach and education efforts.

LEARN: Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals Training – Take this training from CDC and partners to learn about using integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others.

Public Health Department Accreditation and Environmental Public Health: A Decade of Collaborationexternal icon – CDC’s Justin Gerding and Lisa Corso and the Public Health Accreditation Board’s Kaye Bender discuss updates to current Public Health Accreditation Board standards, how environmental health professionals have been involved, and how you can play a role in the process.

Join the Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net)external icon – Apply today for a research opportunity to develop and sustain a network of public health professionals to identify practice-based priorities for retail food safety research.

Join the *NEW* Private Water Network from CDC and Partnersexternal icon – Join the virtual community, which includes a discussion forum, resources library, event calendar, webinars, and newsletters on private water issues.

Improve Water Programs with This Training – Take CDC’s training for safer well water through stronger public health programs using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.

Learn how CDC Works with Local Drinking Water Programs – Read this blog post to learn more about CDC’s Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH) program.

Earlier news items are available on the News and Features Archive page.

Page last reviewed: February 25, 2020