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Program Management / Evaluation

10 Essential Services of Environmental Public Health – Tool to strengthen local and state health agency capacity to identify and manage environmental problems.

CDC’s Evaluation Efforts – CDC recommended evaluation framework with steps and standards for practical evaluation of public health programs.

Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing of Public Health Services – CDC’s State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals Gateway features successful ways to leverage public health services across jurisdictions.

EHS Performance Improvement – Resources to increase the impact of your environmental program and improve performance and quality of services.

Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (EnvPHPS) Resources – Toolkits for undertaking the EnvPHPS assessment and links to other quality improvement resources.

Evaluation of a Neighborhood Rat-Management Program — New York City, December 2007–August 2009. MMWR – Report describes how neighborhood inspections, prompt communication with owners, publication of findings, and fines for noncompliance reduced the prevalence and severity of rat infestations.

National Public Health Performance Standards Program – Initiative to provide performance standards for state and local public health systems and encourage their use.

Public Health Performance Management: Opportunities for Environmental Public Health [PDF - 430 KB] – Article discusses how a local environmental health department used the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards to initiate quality improvement efforts. This is one in a series of monthly Environmental Health Services Branch columns in the Journal of Environmental Health.

Reports by Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute Graduates

We have many program management and evaluation reports that were prepared by graduates of CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. These documents have not been revised or edited to conform to agency standards. The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For these reports and others search the EPHLI fellow projects page.

Links to information from outside CDC

Building Environmental Health Capacity in Allegheny County: Environmental Indicators Outcomes [PDF - 448 KB] (Allegheny County Health Department) – Toolkit to improve delivery of environmental health services at the local level; includes methodology, primer for indicator development [developed with funding from the EHS capacity-building program]

Ensuring Healthy Communities: Results of the 2006 State Environmental Health Directors Survey (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) – Information about typical state environmental health programs and baseline data to monitor program changes over time.

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) – Information about accreditation for public health departments, including standards, measures, and an online orientation.

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