Executive Director Dr. David Dyjack is in Washington DC this week to represent NEHA at an environmental health planning meeting convened by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine. The aim of the meeting is to:
- Identify environmental health community’s leadership needs from the National Academies.
- Elaborate on environmental health community’s needs for National Academies work across disciplines, sectors and policy spheres.
- Identify potential options available for the National Academies to meet the articulated needs.
- Prioritize options and consider options for moving forward.
Dr. Dyjack will make the case that the environmental health profession is the largest segment of the public health workforce, and is uniquely suited to promote and protect the nation's health. In that spirit, the environmental health workforce should become a strategic national priority for the IOM, and the agenda of the academies should reflect that proposition going forward.