About the Environmental Heath Nexus

The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and other aspects of the environment in which we live, work, and play all have a direct impact on our health. Our environment also plays a crucial role in preventing or mitigating the spread of infectious diseases. Every community has a different level of environmental health risk. Racial and ethnic minority groups and people with limited resources are often disproportionately affected.

CDC’s Environmental Health Nexus (EH Nexus) is a communication network committed to communicating about environmental health to everyone who might use this information, including interested members of the public, people in a position to affect the environmental health of communities, and environmental public health professionals. You can participate in the EH Nexus by subscribing to our newsletter and attending our webinars . Organizations active in environmental health can become partners of the EH Nexus. Media organizations are welcome to contact CDC’s Media Office and arrange a meeting with the EH Nexus team, to learn more about opportunities to report on environmental health.

Stylized words 'Emergency Partners Information Connection'

EH Nexus partners with a broad array of organizations to exchange information that helps people stay safer and healthier during a public health emergency. Through EH Nexus’ partnerships, CDC can more effectively reach some of the people most vulnerable to public health threats.

The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and other aspects of the environment in which we live, work, and play all have a direct impact on our health. Our environment also plays a crucial role in preventing or mitigating the spread of infectious diseases. Every community has a different level of environmental health risk. Racial and ethnic minority groups and people with limited resources are often disproportionately affected.

CDC’s Environmental Health Nexus (EH Nexus) is a communication network committed to communicating about environmental health to everyone who might use this information, including interested members of the public, people in a position to affect the environmental health of communities, and environmental public health professionals. You can participate in the EH Nexus by subscribing to our newsletter and attending our webinars . Organizations active in environmental health can become partners of the EH Nexus. Media organizations are welcome to contact CDC’s Media Office and arrange a meeting with the EH Nexus team, to learn more about opportunities to report on environmental health.

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Page last reviewed: April 2, 2021