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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:
20172016, 20152014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

2018 News Items

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.

Why Are Environmental Health Services So Important? – Watch this new video to learn how environmental health services protect public health.

FREE Resources Organized by the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services – Find tools to help your program fill performance gaps with our list of resources indexed by the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.  Also, download our graphic illustrating the 10 Essential Services from the Public Health Image Library!

A Web-Based Review of Environmental Health Vector Control Services in the United States – Authors Andrew Ruiz, Christine Vanover, Alexis Parale, and CDR Justin Gerding discuss the role of environmental health in vector control services and how programs can strengthen their capacity.

March 11-17 Is National Groundwater Awareness Week – Explore our private well resources for environmental health programs.

Capturing Data on Contributing Factors to Outbreaks With the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System – In this column, CDR Adam Kramer, Maggie Byrne, and Elaine Curtiss discuss how contributing factors help CDC and partners understand how and why outbreaks occur.

Infographic on the Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH) program – Learn how CDC works with health departments to improve well water programs.

Reducing Legionnaires’ Disease in Public Spas [PDF – 117 KB] – Learn how CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code offers critical guidance for reducing the risk of Legionnaires’ disease in public aquatic facilities in this column in ASHRAE Journal.

Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series – Take CDC’s training for safer well water through stronger public health programs using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.

Improving Safe Drinking Water Programs One Essential Service at a Time: Closing the Water Quality Gap [PDF – 367 KB] – Guest columnist Greg Miao from ChangeLab Solutions explains how policy has been used to address federally unregulated drinking water.

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

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