EHS Columns in JEH 2020
2020 Direct from CDC Articles
The National Environmental Health Association’s Journal of Environmental Health features an Environmental Health Services article in every issue. CDC and guest authors share insights and information about environmental health programs, trends, issues, and resources. Cover photos courtesy of NEHA.
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.
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.
The Role of Local Environmental Health Departments in Tick-Related Activities and Servicesexternal icon – CDC’s S. Kayleigh Hall and Amy Ullman and guest authors from National Association of County and City Health Officials discuss a new report of key informant interviews on how local health departments support tick-related issues.
Tools to Help Conquer the Model Aquatic Health Codeexternal icon – CDC’s Joe Laco, Brian Hubbard, and Shannon McClenahan discuss tools to help make the Model Aquatic Health Code easier to use and implement.
Risk Communication for Environmental Health Practitionersexternal icon – CDC author Vivi Siegel discusses CDC’s risk communication resources to help practitioners prepare for their next emergency.
Uncovering Environmental Health Needs and Opportunitiesexternal icon – CDC and guest authors discuss the UNCOVER EH initiative and what this peek into the EH workforce has already discovered.
Modernizing the Foodborne Outbreak Contributing Factors: The Key to Preventionexternal icon – CDC’s Beth Wittry and guest author David Nicholas discuss how the list of contributing factors for foodborne outbreaks was updated and revised to better capture outbreak data.
Empowered by Tracking: Using Data to Solve Public Health Problemsexternal icon – CDC’s Ann Ussery-Hall and intern Chad Curtiss discuss how tools from the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program can help EH professionals use data to make public health decisions.
Advancing Environmental Health Practice through Environmental Health Informatics Activitiesexternal icon – Erik Coleman and Aja-Fatou Jagne discuss how leveraging informatics can help enhance environmental health practice and inform public health policies.
Use CDC’s Resources to Strengthen Environmental Health Programsexternal icon – Pam Wigington and Elaine Curtiss share key data on environmental health issues and related resources to address them.