Climate change is affecting environmental health—the quality of air, food, and water in the communities where we live, work, and play. NEHA recognizes climate change as a world-wide environmental health problem that has health and safety impacts to individuals and communities. Environmental health professionals improve and protect the public’s health and create and sustain healthy communities. It is NEHA’s responsibility to support the capacity of environmental health professionals to address the health impacts of climate change with risk assessment, adaptation, and mitigation planning.
How Climate Change Impacts Health Workshop
Join Dr. Natasha DeJarnett to for this free virtual workshop held as part of Faith in Place's annual Green Team Summit. This workshop will explore the many ways human health is connected to the warming planet. It will also dive into ways we can build emergency preparedness and community resilience in the face of such a complex crisis. Registration is free but required. Register today at https://www.greenteamsummit.org/register.
Celebrate Earth Day with NEHA & Earth Day Network
April 22, 2020
The National Environmental Health Association is proud to join Earth Day Network in celebrating Earth Day 2020 on April 22. This year marks 50 years of Earth Day.
This program will provide a full spectrum look into current practices of vapor intrusion mitigation system design and installation. The program will begin with a solid foundation of system design and a theoretical framework for functionality. Furthermore, it will delve into practical mitigation strategies along with the shortcomings of adapting antiquated inefficient design to modern mitigation systems in both retrofit and new construction scenarios.
The course is intended for geologists, hydrogeologists, environmental professionals, licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs), remediation engineers, regulators, and corporate site managers responsible for the investigation and remediation of complex bedrock sites. Participants will improve their understanding of the hydrogeologic framework best used to represent sedimentary bedrock sites.
This two-day program provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of regulatory expectations of ecological risk assessments from both federal and state perspectives. Participants will learn to help clients understand how the ecological risk assessment process aids in developing realistic approaches to remediating sites. LSRPs will gain more perspective on the role that ecological risk assessment plays in establishing site clean-up goals.
Feb 25, 2020 @ 1:00PM EST
EPA's CyAN Mobile App Provides Early Detection of Algal Blooms in U.S. Freshwater Systems
The CyAN App is a mobile application that uses satellite data to map the location of harmful algal blooms in waters across the US. The app provides weekly information about cyanobacteria concentrations in many of the largest water bodies in the country. This information can be used to inform decisions regarding recreational and drinking water safety. The CyAN App is designed for use on Android™ devices and is available for download on Google Play™.
Join the National Environmental Health Association to learn about the recent climate and health demonstration projects by the Minnesota Department of Health and Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties in Oregon. Grantee health departments analyzed indicators of climate and health, and their impacts on populations.
Tue, Sep 24, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
This webinar for environmental health professionals and the communities they serve will give an overview of the health impacts of extreme storms and flooding, including lung health impacts, and practical tips from local environmental health professionals. Speakers will share their personal experiences and lessons learned while serving communities that have experienced extreme storms and flooding.