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

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2017 News Items

March 5-11 Is National Groundwater Awareness Week - Explore videos, posters, and other tools developed by grantees of CDC’s Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH) program to reduce exposures from private wells.

CDC Takes Action to Improve the Reporting of Environmental Assessment Data During Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations. [PDF - 371 KB] - Environmental assessments are an essential component of foodborne illness outbreak investigations. In this article, CDC’s Erik Coleman discusses NEARS, a surveillance system that collects environmental assessment data from outbreak investigations.

Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP) - Register today for our new online training on using integrated pest management (IPM) to control vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus.

Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision, and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH) - Sign up to be the first to know when this landmark survey is available for environmental health professionals of all levels.

Register for the Next Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network Webinar on Mar. 21 - "Understanding and Applying Lifeguard/Bather Supervision and Operational Entries in the MAHC" on Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1-2 pm EST. Also, check out previous webinars in the archive. Sign up for the MAHC Network, so you don’t miss out!

Legionnaires’ Disease Health Report - Read this new report about a 2015 outbreak associated with cooling towers in New York City.

EH Fact Sheets - Check out our latest fact sheets on our Food Safety Studies [PDF - 151 KB] and new Vector Control Training [PDF - 193 KB].

Sign Up Today for the MAHC Network Webinar on Jan 17 at 1 PM EST - This bimonthly webinar will feature an overview of Washington State’s approach to regulating floatation tanks.

Environmental Health Summer Internships - Apply now through Feb 3 for SUPEH and other environmental health internship opportunities.

Using PACE EH To Identify Needs in South Gate, CA - Read how one community is addressing EH needs with CDC’s Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH).

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

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