Theme of: Climate Change and its Affect on Environmental Health
Environmental Health Professionals: Your Army of Unseen Protectors
Who makes sure that our food, water, air, homes, and communities are safe? We know that it’s environmental health professionals, but to most people, our work goes unnoticed. Fortunately, Americans trust that their water is safe to drink, or that the restaurant they are eating from is clean, but they don’t consider how that happens.
Apply To Join a NEHA Committee Today!
NEHA is currently seeking members who are interested in serving on one or more of the following committees:
You are invited to join the Florida Environmental Health Association for our 73rd Annual Education Meeting being held virtually on October 13th - 15th 2021. 3 days of interesting and exciting webinars. $50 for members and $80 for non-members.
Before working for the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), I was in graduate school in Buffalo, New York for two years. I was getting my MPH in environmental health and had a particular interest in air quality. Learning about the Tonawanda Coke Project is what sparked this interest.
What is the Tonawanda Coke Project?
This year the CT Environmental Health Association is hosting our annual Yankee Conference on Environmental Health. It is described as the “premier gathering of environmental health professionals from throughout the northeast. Its purpose is to provide the latest information on environmental topics….”. The event is being held at the Fox Tower Conference Center on September 22-24, 2021. The theme is "The Herculean Effort of Environmental Health".
Registration information and agenda can be found at www.cteha.org
NEHA Climate Health Adaptation and
Mitigation Partnership (CHAMP) Program
We are excited to unveil our new NEHA CHAMP program and strategic framework. Through the development and implementation of this program, we seek to encourage and support local jurisdictions as they identify their unique climate-related health risks, develop responsive climate adaptation plans, and implement targeted adaptation actions to protect their communities from climate change-related environmental health hazards.
Through the NEHA CHAMP program, we encourage local jurisdictions to become climate champions who actively support local climate and health-related environmental health programming. More specifically, jurisdictions will become NEHA Climate CHAMPs as they work through the various phases and activities of the program framework (as seen in the figure to the right).
The program will share lessons learned and stories of impact while making resources available and accessible to jurisdictions throughout the nation to help meet the needs of their constituents who are adversely impacted by the health effects of climate change.
The NEHA CHAMP program encourages local jurisdictional progress toward meeting Healthy People 2030 objectives, promotes health equity by raising awareness of how climate change-associated EH hazards disproportionately impact the health of various communities and population groups, and helps to advance CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework by including the completion of the five steps as part of the CHAMP program activity requirements.
The 2021 Rutgers Environment & Public Health (EPH) Program is an 8-week online course followed by a 200-hour unpaid field training internship that provides the expertise and hands-on experience you need and qualifies you to sit for the NJ Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) Licensing Exam.