June 2018: Direct From CDC/Environmental Health Services
June 2018 Journal of Environmental Health (Volume 80, Number 10)
Editor's Note: NEHA 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.
Innovative Safe Water Program Improvement E-Learning for Environmental Health Professionals
Raquel Sabogal, MSPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Martin Kalis, MA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Brian Hubbard, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
John Oeffinger, Texas Health Institute
Liljana Johnson Baddour, MPH, National Network of Public Health Institutes
Christl Tate, National Environmental Health Association
Charles Shorter, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health released a free e-learning curriculum in January 2018 titled Safe Water Program Improvement (SWPI). With approximately 34 million American residents served by privately owned wells, there is a need for training on how health departments can improve their services to homeowners. CDC developed the curriculum for state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments as a resource to improve safe drinking water programs focused on private wells and other federally unregulated drinking water. CDC designed the SWPI curriculum using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services and the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards as frameworks. This month's column provides a highlight of the SWPI e-Learning series.