Groundbreaking Study Assesses the Environmental Health Workforce

NEHA, CDC, and Baylor University release UNCOVER EH study that assesses the environmental health workforce.

NEHA, CDC, and Baylor University release UNCOVER EH study that assesses the environmental health workforce.

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Baylor University, are pleased to announce the release of “Uncovering Environmental Health: An Initial Assessment of the Profession’s Health Department Workforce and Practice,” published in the June 2019 Journal of Environmental Health. The article is the first of its kind to present the demographics, characteristics, education and training, practice areas, and aspects of leadership and satisfaction among the environmental health workforce.

NEHA, CDC, and Baylor University worked together to develop the Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision, and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH) initiative, collecting data and information from over 1,700 environmental health professionals in health departments across the nation.

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NEHA, CDC, and Baylor University release UNCOVER EH study that assesses the environmental health workforce.

Accompanying the release of the article are two fact sheets that provide insight on salary and credential information collected from the UNCOVER EH research study. Uncovering Earnings and Education in Environmental Health examines salary differences in the environmental health workforce among degree types, position levels, and by jurisdiction. Environmental health professionals holding a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) credential are compared by position type and jurisdiction population size in Uncovering Environmental Health Credentials.

CDC has developed an UNCOVER EH Key Findings infographic to highlight important information and results from the study.

Thank you to those who participated in this revolutionary study! Stay tuned for more UNCOVER EH articles coming soon.

 

 


Visit the UNCOVER EH page for more information.

CDC partner information: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/uncover-eh/index.html.

 

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019