EHS Journal of Environmental Health Columns for 2010
You, Too, Can Have a Career in the U.S. Public Health Service [PDF – 383 KB] – CAPT Craig A. Shepherd, recently retired from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), shares information about his career and about how to become a USPHS Environmental Health Officer. This column is in the Journal of Environmental Health’s January/February issue.
EPHOC: A New Training Resource for the Environmental Public Health Workforce [PDF – 195 KB] – Guest columnists Wayne Studyvin and Tom Struzick talk about an online, on-demand package of courses being developed by CDC and partners for EPH practitioners. This article is published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Approaching a Perfect Storm: Responding to New Challenges Without Losing Critical Core Capacities [PDF – 563 KB] – Chris Kochtitzky discusses the need for successful EH systems to build on existing capabilities and deploy new skill sets toward both traditional and nontraditional challenges given today’s economic and workforce realities. This article is published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Keep on Swimming! [PDF – 718 KB] – CAPT Charles Otto and Michele Hlavsa discuss Recreational Water Illness (RWI) Prevention Week 2010, a new pool inspection data study and the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC). This article is published in the May 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER): Success in Building Partnerships; Next Steps [PDF – 1.2 MB] – In this issue, guest author Shannon Arledge discusses the successful partnership of EHS with the Center for Domestic Preparedness in promoting EHTER’s mission. Also in this issue, EHS authors Martin Kalis and CAPT Mark Miller discuss plans for the future of EHTER [PDF – 322 KB]. This article is published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Communication as an Essential Component of Environmental Health Science [PDF – 435 KB] – Guest columnists Ricardo Beato and Jana Telfer explain the importance of health communication specialists in providing communication expertise by combining research and practice to ensure that health recommendations and messages are successfully relayed to the public. This article is published in the July/August 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Improving Foodborne Disease Prevention [PDF – 808 KB] – Carol Selman describes the significance of data collection in understanding the environmental causes of foodborne illness and outbreaks. These data measure the health impact of interventions and provide information to improve foodborne disease prevention. This article is published in the September 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Global Environmental Health: Sustainability [PDF – 197 KB] – Raquel Sabogal describes the significance of sustainable health interventions in the promotion and maintenance of global environmental health. Crucial elements in preserving a healthy community include project design, partnerships, hygiene education and water quality monitoring. This article is published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Where Have All the Vector Control Programs Gone – Part One [PDF – 251 KB] – CAPT Mike Herring discusses the decline in vector control capacity in the United States. He emphasizes the need for research into the potential public health impacts of this reduction in the workforce and the growing challenge of meeting the threats of vectorborne illness. This article is published in the November 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Where Have All the Vector Control Programs Gone – Part Two [PDF – 203 KB] – CAPT Mike Herring continues to discuss the decline in U.S. vector control capacity. He shares how EHSB, in collaboration with other federal agencies, is creating integrated pest management training and including information on vector control in training courses such as the branch’s EHTER and EPHOC. This article is published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.