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Vectors and Public Health Pests

New Resource

Vectors of the United States Map and Informational Hub

NEHA has developed an interactive and educational resource that provides general vector and public health pest information. This easy-to-use, all-encompassing resource provides comprehensive and reliable information about where vectors are known to be found throughout the country, surveillance and control methods, as well as vector-borne diseases.

Visitors can expand their knowledge and understanding of this important field of study and can use the information to improve policies, programs, and public health. Information includes:

  • Vectors and where they are known to be found in the country
  • Surveillance and control methods
  • Vector-borne diseases and information about those diseases

Vectors of the United States will be frequently updated with information and resources. Visitors can expand their knowledge and understanding of this all-important area of study and can use the information to improve policies, programs, and public health.

View  Vector Informational Map


Programs

NEHA and EPA Work Together to Bring Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs to Schools

NEHA is proud to announce a new cooperative effort with EPA to facilitate the use of IPM in schools. This project will promote effective and environmentally sensitive pest management practices in schools through an intensive mentorship program between school districts and local health departments. The School IPM Mentorship Program objective is for IPM practices to be understandable and accessible for rural and underserved school districts to help build a culture of cooperation, partnership, and awareness of IPM. It will be a partnership between school districts and LHDs that have successfully implemented IPM techniques and match them with school districts and LHDs in a rural or underserved area wishing to improve school IPM practices.

The participants of this program will be announced soon, please check back for updates! If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Vanessa DeArman, Project Coordinator at vdearman@neha.org.

Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals Online Course

NEHA worked with CDC, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, Texas Health Institute, Tulane University and renowned subject-matter experts to update and expand this training. The new expanded training – Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals – is housed on Tulane University’s Learning Management System and is preapproved for NEHA continuing education credits. Find out more or register to take the course here: http://lms.southcentralpartnership.org/vcehp.php


Emerging Issues in Vectors and Public Health Pests

CDC Releases New Resources for Tickborne Rickettsial Disease

  • CDC has released new guidelines around the diagnoses and management of tickborne disease.  CDC’s Tickborne Diseases App  is available for download for immediate access concise, comprehensive, and updated information about the prevention, identification, and treatment of tickborne diseases.

Zika Virus

  • The Zika Virus was first identified in 1947, but is now having a major impact on public health. To learn more about the Zika Virus and what what EH professionals can do to prepare for it, click here.

Borrelia mayonii 


NEHA Online Educational Opportunities

Enhancing Environmental Health (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

Enhancing Environmental Health (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of EH professionals in order to help them better prepare to respond to environmental events of public health concern as well as to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in vectors and public health pests. PDF's of presentation slides from the virtual conference are still available. Access them here