When faced with a challenge from the potential spread of infections such as Ebola or SARS , or even bio-terrorism, can past quarantine protocols be used for new or reemerging disease threats? Does modern society challenge us to re-think, re-imagine, re-engineer how we implement and oversee quarantine and isolation for potential carriers of infectious disease? This audience-centric session will allow attendees to actively participate in identifying professional knowledge gaps as presenters illustrate real-life approaches to modern diseases and plagues.
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2013 NEHA/UL Sabbatical Exchange Award to Canada: Comparing Undergraduate Environmental Health Education in Canada and the United States
2012 NEHA/UL Sabbatical Report— Vulnerability to Potential Impacts of Climate Change: Adaptation and Risk Communication Strategies for Environmental Health Practitioners in the United Kingdom
A Community Outbreak of Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhimurium Associated With an Asymptomatic Food Handler in Two Local Restaurants
Over the last twenty years, health impact assessment (HIA) has been developing as an analytical tool, typically as part of an environmental impact assessment process during the planning phase to evaluate proposed projects
Managing a multi-faceted Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System (OSTDS) Operating Permit Program from inception to a statewide recognized program CAN be successfully accomplished. Like a big sandwich, take it one bite at a time using a “different and better” approach. Presenters will discuss their challenges and victories, despite tight budgets and personnel challenges. Leave equipped to enhance your own program.
A Practical Tool for Predicting Nitrogen Fate and Transport from Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
The Soil Treatment Unit Model (STUMOD-FL-HPS) is a simple to use practical tool for evaluating fate and transport of nitrogen in onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). This simple practical modeling tool provides OWTS professionals an opportunity to rapidly evaluate multiple scenarios in a relatively short time and aids in the selection of nitrogen reduction strategies in a given watershed. A demonstration of the modeling process using a case study will be presented, leaving the attendee with a new approach to nitrogen reduction.
Recent evidence suggests that urban refugee populations are at an increased lead poisoning
risk. This presentation will chronicle a case of lead poisoning in a 3-year old female refugee who resides on the Omaha Lead Site (OLS), an EPA Superfund site that includes approximately 16,000 residential properties covering an area of 25.7 sq mi. Assess your own response to this unique situation faced by the Douglas County Health Department. Come away with a new perspective on an everyday challenge.
Sarasota and Manatee counties lie within one regional food system in Florida. This presentation demonstrates the value in combining the resources of local county health departments in the execution of a cross-county food assessment and development of a regional food access plan. Attendees will learn how local agencies can collaborate to minimize the impact of workforce and budgetary challenges, leverage community engagement capabilities, and maximize community partner resources in addressing regional food insecurity issues.