Monday, July 16
1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
Monday, July 16
1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
The Deliberating Performance Targets for Air Quality Sensors Workshop will solicit individual stakeholder views related to non-regulatory performance targets for sensors that measure fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone in the United States. Through on-site and webinar discussions, national and international participants will address a range of technical issues involved in establishing performance targets for air sensor technologies. Discussion topics include:
Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke have significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. EPA offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can be used by state environmental and public health agencies to help communicate health risks and ways to reduce exposure with the public before, during and after smoke events.
May 16, 2018: Public Health Research and Resources for Communities Impacted by Wildfire Smoke: Community Health Vulnerability Index; Wildfire Smoke Guide for Public Health Officials; Smoke Sense mobile application
Legionella Webinar: Exploring National Guidance and Local Experiences May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Legionnaires’ disease is a respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria, which can be found in the water systems of large buildings. In 2016, there were an estimated 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States. NACCHO invites you to learn more about Legionella and the available resources and recommendations for protecting your community.
NACCHO Webinar: Western Wildfires – Keeping Communities from Polluted Air May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NACCHO is pleased to host a webinar on Western Wildfires: Keeping Communities from Polluted Air.
In 2017, Cal Fire recorded 7,117 wildfires and nearly 506,000 acres burned.
The Nebraska Environmental Health Association's annual educational conference will be held October 3, 2018 at Camp Carol Joy Holling near Ashland, NE, midway between Lincoln and Omaha.
Presentations are currently being lined up. Please check our website as the date nears.
Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke has significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. The US Environmental Protection Agency offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can assist with development of health risk communications strategies to improve public health outcomes.
This workshop, sponsored by NEHA, the World Health Organization and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, is intended for educators/trainers and practitioners working in public and environmental health in order to: gain skills for facilitating collaborative inter/multi-sectoral approaches for promoting healthy and equitable living environments; apply skills to real-world case studies on air pollution from the USA and around the world; address the air pollution problem in the context of health inequities and broader determinants of health; and network with fellow educato