Workforce Development

Careers in Environmental Health PowerPoint

Chuck Lichon, R.S., M.P.H., Deputy Health Officer at District Health Department #2 in Michigan, developed a Children’s Environmental Health Power Point Program with the financial assistance of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI.  The Power Points are approximately 25-35 minutes in length, allowing for a presentation to be made during one classroom setting, or to be used for a community presentation, allowing time for Q & A.  Some of the topics include: Sunwise, Body Art, Household Hazardous Waste, Meth, Recreational Water, and more.

Building an Environmental Health Program of Excellence in a Time of Austerity

In times of fiscal austerity we are sometimes confronted with making hard choices about our environmental health programs. This presentation will explore how to trim outdated or "sacred cow" programs and strengthen key programs with high public health benefit. The presentation will include case studies on how general fund tax dollars can be replaced with funds from other sources and on how interns, volunteers, and community partnerships can be used to strengthen priority programs. 

What is Environmental Public Health: Recruiting High School Students into the Profession

Who will provide you with environmental health services in the future? Our approach to increasing the number of students in our program is to tie program quality, as defined by the university, to resources need to attract students. Academicians will learn how to leverage the quality of their program to obtain resources form their University to market their programs.


Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Quality Improvement: Does it End?

One agency found that Quality Improvement is not just another buzzword, but an investment in ones' program, staff, and oneself. this presentation shares the victories resulting from implementation of QI processes with the temporary event program, plan review, field inspections, training, billing and foodborne illness investigations. Leave with ideas and best practices to evaluate and improve processes at your organization.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Quality Improvement for Environmental Health

Quality improvement is a relatively new concept for the field of environmental health. Quality improvement challenges us to adopt a culture of process improvement, to be responsive to community needs. We must improve how we do what we do, in order to better serve our communities. Join us for an interactive session challenging you to consider current processes and the future state of processes at your department. Leave with a list of potential quality improvement projects, ready for action.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Pursuing Public Health Accreditation with Support from Environmental Public Health Programs

Come learn about how environmental public health (EPH) professionals can help elevate the importance of EPH programs within their health department. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experienced peers about the connections between EPH and public health accreditation and the steps EPH professionals can take to identify types of documentation that their health department may use to help meet public health accreditation.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

National Environmental Public Health Internship Program: Strengthening the Workforce

The National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP), presents a new collaborative approach to strengthening the environmental public health workforce. It provides undergraduate and graduate students at accredited environmental health academic programs to get hands on experience and learn about career opportunities, challenges, and benefits of working with health departments, while the health departments observe the value and high level of training the environmental health majors possess. Come away with an understanding of the program's benefits to the workforce.

Major Decisions: An Environmental Health Science Career Interest Test for Undergraduates

To address the need for more qualified Environmental Health Science professionals in the workforce, the presenters attempted to identify students who would be satisfied and successful with an undergraduate major in EHS. The current study attempted to do this by developing and validating an Environmental Health Science Career Interest Test. Come see how the results could assist in recruiting environmental public health majors and building a foundation for long, fruitful careers.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC