EHS Journal of Environmental Health Columns for 2011
Putting Theory Into Practice – CDC’s Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) [PDF – 510 KB] – LCDR Justin Gerding and LCDR Jasen Kunz describe SUPEH, a 10-week internship that exposes students to field practices and operations in a variety of environmental health topic areas. This article is published in the January/February 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Unregulated Drinking Water Initiative for Environmental Surveillance and Public Health [PDF – 141 KB] – The critical public health need to assess and protect the drinking water used by 37 million Americans requires attention and resources. Guest columnists Lorraine Backer and Nancy Tosta discuss CDC’s collaboration with partners to identify information on unregulated drinking water sources. The initiative’s goal is to improve the availability of data to support decisive public health actions and resource allocation. This article is published in the March 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) 2010–2015: The New Funding Cycle [PDF – 188 KB] – LT Monica Leonard describes the new EHS-Net funding cycle for 2010-2015, where the environmental health capacity building program and EHS-Net merge into one comprehensive program relevant to food and water safety. This article is published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
The Three Es of Healthy Swimming [PDF – 180 KB] – CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program is an epidemiologic, health communications, and environmental health collaboration to prevent and control recreational water illnesses (RWIs). This month’s guest authors Michele Hlavsa and Michael Beach discuss many aspects of controlling RWIs and introduce a strategic framework around the three Es—education, engineering, and enforcement—to combat public health challenges, including RWIs. This article is published in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Environmental Public Health Systems and Services Research [PDF – 142 KB] – Economic conditions are affecting all levels of government spending so EH practitioners, government decision makers, and the public are looking for evidence of program successes. CAPT John Sarisky and LCDR Justin Gerding discuss using systems research to provide such evidence. This article is published in the June 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
And That Is How the Story Goes: CDC’s National Environmental Health Tracking Network [PDF – 205 KB] – Guest columnist Patrick Wall discusses using the network to understand and advance environmental health in your community. This article is published in the July/August 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
New Food Safety Training Opportunity Using Cutting Edge Technology! [PDF – 580 KB] – Environmental health specialists play a critical role in understanding the environmental causes of specific foodborne illness outbreaks. Carol Selman discusses a new e-learning training course on how to use a systems approach in foodborne-illness-outbreak environmental assessments. This article is published in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Public Health Department Accreditation and Environmental Public Health: A Logical Collaboration [PDF – 291 KB] – The first national voluntary accreditation program, launched in September 2011, will strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments and strengthening the services they provide. Our new toolkit can help facilitate the process of preparing, conducting, and following up on your assessment. This article is published in the October 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
When Every Drop Counts—Drought Guidance for Public Health Professionals [PDF – 770 KB] – Martin Kalis discusses the release of When Every Drop Counts: Protecting Public Health During Drought Conditions—A Guide for Public Health Professionals. The document contains information about drought preparation and response for public health professionals. This article is published in the November 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
New Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox [PDF – 581 KB]– Drinking water advisories are issued when a local water system is compromised and there is a threat of possible adverse health effects to the public. CAPT Mark Miller and CAPT John Watson describe a new Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox that focuses on water systems and addresses multiple situations that generate drinking water advisories. This article is published in the December 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.