December 2020 Direct From CDC/Environmental Health Services
Journal of Environmental Health (Volume 83, Number 5)
Editor's Note: The National Environmental Health Association strives to provide up-to-date and relevant information on environmental health and to build partnerships in the profession. In pursuit of these goals, we feature a column on environmental health services from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in every issue of the Journal.
In these columns, authors from CDC's Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch, as well as guest authors, will share insights and information about environmental health programs, trends, issues, and resources. The conclusions of these columns are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of CDC.
Use Resources From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Strengthen Environmental Health Program
Elaine Curtiss, MEd, Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pamela S. Wigington, Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Strong environmental health programs understand the public health needs of their communities and meet those needs with effective solutions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch provides a variety of resources to help your program, such as:
- Preventing environmental causes of foodborne illnesses and outbreaks.
- Addressing threats to health from recreational water and drinking water.
- Using data to address environmental hazards and improve service?.
This month's column highlights several of these different resources that can be used to strengthen environmental health programs.