Topics A to Z

As part of NEHA's continuos effort to provide convenient access to information and resources, we have gathered together for you the links in this section. Our mission is "to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all,” as well as to educate and inform those outside the profession.

In the Northwest Arctic Borough, the impact of climate on environmental conditions is a fact of life, and with this comes a substantial challenge to the Native Inupiat lifestyle, culture, and traditional subsistence "way of life." Like areas which are being inundated by sea level rise, these changes are affecting drinking water, sanitation and other infrastructure at the "coalface" where these impacts are most evident in the US.  See how environmental health practitioners are providing innovative solutions that promote resilience and adaptation rather than foregoing a cultural and community identity.

July 2015
R. Steven Konkel, PhD

This session will examine the efficacy of cooperation and collaboration in environmental and public health projects. Specific examples involving cross border collaboration and cooperation between professionals from widely differing backgrounds and cultures will be explored. These lessons learned, successes, and failures will help you plan new projects and deliver existing projects more effectively.

July 2015
Stewart Petrie; Dennis Mazali
Potential CE Credits: 1.00
Additional Topics A to Z: Workforce Development

From conception, project design, results, and lessons learned along the way, hear a case study about collaboration between federal, state and local agencies to obtain and use water quality data related to private wells while marketing the use of the data. This case study involves multiple agencies sharing data, data display using geographic information systems (GIS), and unanticipated obstacles. We learned the hard way so you don't have to.

July 2015
Hope Dalton, MPA
Potential CE Credits: 0.50

Drinking water quality is an important public health issue. This presentation will highlight new functionality of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program using as an example drinking water data for 24 states for 10 contaminants for the years 2000-2010. The attendee will learn how to access and download any of the tracking program datasets for observation and exploration on their own.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

July 2015
Additional Topics A to Z: Health Tracking

Accounting for weather and atmospheric factors (temperature, humidity, wind, and smoke plumes) is critical for environmental health surveillance, but data are usually available at scales that are not compatible with health data. Using new tools, publicly available data, and open source software, weather and health data can be aggregated to meaningful scales for use by environmental health professionals. Discover how programs tracking environmental and occupational health indicators have successfully used these technologies and get a hands-on introduction to the use of these tools in your practice of EH.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

July 2015
Additional Topics A to Z: Health Tracking

Learn how retail food regulatory programs can use the Retail Program Standards to enhance uniformity and quality of their inspection program while improving the level of service to their stakeholders. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from their peers, ask questions, and receive takeaway materials about The FDA Retail Program Standards are designed to help agencies enhance uniformity and quality of inspection programs while improving the level of service to their stakeholders. Get guidance on how to present the standards to and obtain support from upper level management. Find out how to engage staff in assessments, create strategic action plans, and integrate the plans into daily operations. Leave with a clear path forward and support and best practices from colleagues already making headway in the Standards.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

July 2015
Jan|Feb 2014
76.6 | 48-54
Mubashir Ahmed, MBBS, MSc, Zafar Fatmi, MBBS, FCPS, Claudio J. Struchiner, Eduardo Massad, MD
Additional Topics A to Z: Hazardous Materials

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.  They are free to download and use for presentations in your school, health department community presentations, or for media use.  Changes in the presentations should not be made without consent from the author, and/or the NEHA Board of Directors.  

The Crystal Meth PowerPoint is available via the link listed below:   

Chuck Lichon, R.S., M.P.H.
Additional Topics A to Z: Children's Environmental Health

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