Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Environmental Health Tracking Branch (Tracking Branch) to host a virtual conference to 1) raise awareness and knowledge about the environment’s role in asthma and other chronic diseases and 2) highlight collaboration opportunities between state leaders, decision makers and practitioners working in environmental health and chronic disease prevention.
Climate change is affecting environmental health—the quality of air, food, and water in the communities where we live, work, and play (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 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.
Sponsored by the National Indian Health Board, this summit is for tribes in the Southeast to learn about Zika and come together around Zika control activities.
Webinar: Lancet Countdown on Public Health and Climate Change
Thursday, December 22
1:15–2:45 p.m. EST
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and practitioners across the world.
Webinar: The Future of Food: Feeding the Planet During Climate Change
Tuesday, December 13
12:30–1:30 p.m. EST
Emergency Response and Climate Change
Climate Change creates a need for preparedness and an understanding of emergency response, because in a warming climate, disaster strikes more often. With wild fires, rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patters on the rise, it is essential to have environmental health professionals equipped with the best information to work within these unprecedented conditions. Check out NEHA's course offerings to learn more about how you can be prepared.
Food Security, Food Safety and Climate Change
Climate Change has a direct impact on food safety and security. NEHA offers a variety of courses and trainings to help ensure people are ready to deal with food crises related to food safety. Additionally, the Journal of Environmental Health has a number of peer-reviewed articles pertaining to the state of food safety and climate.
Climate Change and Built Environment
Built environment is the infrastructure of cities and towns that includes transportation, roadways, buildings, and land-use. Built environment design and development can help mitigate climate change, support adaptation, and improve environment and public health. The more resilient the built environment, the less impact from climate change.