UNCOVER EH - Environmental Health

Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision, and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH) collected information from more than 1,700 EH professionals in health departments across the nation, the first such assessment of the EH workforce.

Explore our findings and resources.

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Explore key findings about the EH workforce and practice, including demographic information, common program areas, and education.

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Earnings and Education in EH: At a Quick Glance pdf icon[PDF 1.45 MB]external icon
Explore what UNCOVER EH found about salaries in the EH profession with this in-depth fact sheet from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

Curious About Credentials? Credentialing in EH: At a Quick Glance pdf icon[PDF – 1.31 MB]external icon
Find out about the use of the Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) among EH professionals with this in-depth fact sheet from NEHA.

UNCOVER EH Cover of June Journal of Environmental Health

Read the journal article with findings on demographics, characteristics, education, practice areas, and aspects of leadership and satisfaction (free full text available courtesy of NEHA).

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Read the articleexternal icon in Environmental Health Perspectives on key challenges faced by the EH profession and strategies to address them.

Check out the visual abstract pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]external icon of the findings from National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

CDC, NEHA, and Baylor University partnered on UNCOVER EH to hear directly from EH professionals working at health departments about their practice, work, and challenges.

Page last reviewed: December 6, 2019