Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)
MAHC is a collaborative effort of public health, academia, and industry.
By providing a model code based on the latest science, the MAHC strives to keep swimming healthy and protect individuals, families, and communities from preventable waterborne diseases and injuries. The MAHC
encourages stakeholder involvement, so please make your swimming pool
program aware of the following resources and opportunities to get
First Complete Model Pool Code Now Available!
On August 29 CDC launched the nation’s first voluntary guidelines based
on science and best practices for improving health and safety at
swimming pools and other aquatic venues: The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)
1st Edition. States and localities can use the MAHC to create or update
existing pool codes to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and
pool-chemical injuries. Check out the MAHC code; the annex with
scientific explanations; sample forms, and materials including the
MAHC fact sheet, infographic, and web button.
Meet the CMAHC
Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code
(CMAHC) will serve as a key CDC partner by serving as a national
clearinghouse for gathering stakeholder input and advice on needed
improvements to the MAHC. Consider joining today.
NEHA MAHC Resources
E-learning Opportunities – NEHA has select
healthy swimming and recreational waters educational opportunities available online at
http://www.nehacert.org/moodle/. These sessions also provide continuing education credit.
of Environmental Health - The Journal of Environmental Health is published 10 times per year by the National Environmental Health Association and keeps readers up-to-date on current issues, new research, useful products and services, and employment opportunities. We frequently cover issues of importance to onsite wastewater professionals, and reprints are available through
NEHA's bookstore provides environmental health professionals with the latest in relevant educational material. In our Water Quality section, we feature a number of resources for those in the
healthy swimming and recreational waters field.
Calendar of Events - Many NEHA affiliate conferences and other conferences have sessions for
healthy swimming and recreational waters. Check our calendar periodically to find events of interest.