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Vectors and Public Health Pests

New Programs

NEHA and EPA Work Together to Bring Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs to Schools

NEHA is proud to announce a new cooperative effort with EPA to facilitate the use of IPM in schools. This project will promote effective and environmentally sensitive pest management practices in schools through an intensive mentorship program between school districts and local health departments. The School IPM Mentorship Program objective is for IPM practices to be understandable and accessible for rural and underserved school districts to help build a culture of cooperation, partnership, and awareness of IPM. It will be a partnership between school districts and LHDs that have successfully implemented IPM techniques and match them with school districts and LHDs in a rural or underserved area wishing to improve school IPM practices.

The participants of this program will be announced soon, please check back for updates! If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Vanessa DeArman, Project Coordinator at vdearman@neha.org.

 

NEW! Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals Online Course

NEHA worked with CDC, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, Texas Health Institute, Tulane University and renowned subject-matter experts to update and expand this training. The new expanded training – Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals – is housed on Tulane University’s Learning Management System and is preapproved for NEHA continuing education credits. Find out more or register to take the course here: http://lms.southcentralpartnership.org/vcehp.php


Emerging Issues in Vectors and Public Health Pests

CDC Releases New Resources for Tickborne Rickettsial Disease

  • CDC has released new guidelines around the diagnoses and management of tickborne disease.  CDC’s Tickborne Diseases App  is available for download for immediate access concise, comprehensive, and updated information about the prevention, identification, and treatment of tickborne diseases.

Zika Virus

  • The Zika Virus was first identified in 1947, but is now having a major impact on public health. To learn more about the Zika Virus and what what EH professionals can do to prepare for it, click here.

Borrelia mayonii 


NEHA Resources

Enhancing Environmental Health (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

Enhancing Environmental Health (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of EH professionals in order to help them better prepare to respond to environmental events of public health concern as well as to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in vectors and public health pests. PDF's of presentation slides from the virtual conference are still available. Access them here

Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests Program

NEHA is working with the CDC to provide vector control training to environmental health and other professionals whose work involves vector control and public health. NEHA supports the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as an innovative method of controlling pest populations utilizing a variety of technologies (cultural, mechanical, biological, genetic, and chemical) based on biological information.

Training Program

In collaboration with the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health, NEHA facilitates vector and public health pest control training through the Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests Workshop. The workshop was created in response to the desire of environmental health professionals to better understand the biology of insects and rodents in order to more effectively and efficiently address the growing number of vector-borne diseases in their jurisdictions and communities.

  • Videos of the live course are available online at NEHA's e-Learning site. For free access including free CE credits, please visit NEHA-CERT and click on the CDC Sponsored Programs link.

  • NEHA worked with the CDC, Texas Health Institute, Tulane University and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) to convert the course to an easily accessible, online format. The online course is currently going through CDC clearance but you are able to access the beta version here. NEHA CE credits are available for this course.

  • For more information on vector control or the workshop, please contact NEHA at programs@neha.org or 303-756-9090.