Workforce Development

Careers in Environmental Health PowerPoint

Chuck Lichon, R.S., M.P.H., Deputy Health Officer at District Health Department #2 in Michigan, developed a Children’s Environmental Health Power Point Program with the financial assistance of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI.  The Power Points are approximately 25-35 minutes in length, allowing for a presentation to be made during one classroom setting, or to be used for a community presentation, allowing time for Q & A.  Some of the topics include: Sunwise, Body Art, Household Hazardous Waste, Meth, Recreational Water, and more.

Building an Environmental Health Program of Excellence in a Time of Austerity

In times of fiscal austerity we are sometimes confronted with making hard choices about our environmental health programs. This presentation will explore how to trim outdated or "sacred cow" programs and strengthen key programs with high public health benefit. The presentation will include case studies on how general fund tax dollars can be replaced with funds from other sources and on how interns, volunteers, and community partnerships can be used to strengthen priority programs. 

What is Environmental Public Health: Recruiting High School Students into the Profession

Who will provide you with environmental health services in the future? Our approach to increasing the number of students in our program is to tie program quality, as defined by the university, to resources need to attract students. Academicians will learn how to leverage the quality of their program to obtain resources form their University to market their programs.


Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Quality Improvement: Does it End?

One agency found that Quality Improvement is not just another buzzword, but an investment in ones' program, staff, and oneself. this presentation shares the victories resulting from implementation of QI processes with the temporary event program, plan review, field inspections, training, billing and foodborne illness investigations. Leave with ideas and best practices to evaluate and improve processes at your organization.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Quality Improvement for Environmental Health

Quality improvement is a relatively new concept for the field of environmental health. Quality improvement challenges us to adopt a culture of process improvement, to be responsive to community needs. We must improve how we do what we do, in order to better serve our communities. Join us for an interactive session challenging you to consider current processes and the future state of processes at your department. Leave with a list of potential quality improvement projects, ready for action.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Pursuing Public Health Accreditation with Support from Environmental Public Health Programs

Come learn about how environmental public health (EPH) professionals can help elevate the importance of EPH programs within their health department. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experienced peers about the connections between EPH and public health accreditation and the steps EPH professionals can take to identify types of documentation that their health department may use to help meet public health accreditation.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Intelligent Service Delivery through a Web Based Environmental Health Knowledge System

How can funding cuts improve environmental health service delivery? Through innovations like the online Regulatory Information and Management System (RIAMS) being used in the UK and Australia, which has delivered big productivity gains and improved service outcomes across international borders. This success has led to more creative approaches for delivering environmental health through public health data, using apps for channel shifting service demand, and encouraging self-service to enable providers to do more with less and enable professionals to focus on the priorities of the day.