There has always been a need and expectation that NEHA would serve as a voice for environmental health professionals on many policy, regulatory and legislative issues confronting this profession. Information is provided about all of the ways that NEHA works for all environmental health professionals!
With the growth of NEHA and the ever-increasing complexity of environmental health issues, the NEHA Board of Directors made a commitment to establish a Government Affairs program. The program provides a single organizational unit to identify and research issues. In close cooperation with NEHA’s board, the Government Affairs program serves as the mechanism for NEHA to take positions on policy and legislative issues. Furthermore, it establishes and maintains the critical relationships with federal agencies, other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the many coalitions, initiatives and work groups that carry out this important work.
Now is the time to contact your legislators to let them know how important NCEH funding is to the work of environmental health professionals throughout the country. Significant budget cuts are being proposed for FY16. NEHA, with help from our partners, has put together a toolkit for you to use and is specific to environmental health. Help us preserve funding for the critical programs that are supported by NCEH – programs that save lives, protect people from health threats, and save money through prevention.