Your Insider in Government Affairs Blog

Doug FarquharNEHA’s Government Affairs program provides members with insights on environmental health in the statehouses, at the city and county level, and in Congress.  The program tracks state and federal legislation, responds to federal and state inquiries on environmental health, and provides the environmental health workforce a voice in policy making.

The program is also responsible for NEHA’s Position Papers that provide government officials the environmental health point of view on topics of concern. These position papers guide NEHA’s efforts on public policy, directing the association’s responses to specific issues affecting environmental health.

Please email advocacy@neha.org with your questions, concerns and comments. We want to hear about current and emerging issues on policy that you face as an environmental health professional. 



Blog Posts

Biden Announces Nominees for Key Positions on Health and Science

January 21, 2021, Doug Farquhar

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

December 28, 2020, Doug Farquhar

The Beginning of the Next Administration

December 15, 2020, Doug Farquhar

The Beginning of the End of Election Season

November 9, 2020, Doug Farquhar

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Is October 25–31, 2020

October 22, 2020, Doug Farquhar

Congress and Congressional Appropriations in the Final Weeks

September 22, 2020, Doug Farquhar

State Food Safety Legislation Enacted in August 2020

September 2, 2020, Doug Farquhar

The Food Freedom Movement: Laws in Maine, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

August 17, 2020, Doug Farquhar

Public Health Authorities in the Time of COVID-19

August 3, 2020, Doug Farquhar

U.S. House of Representatives Adopt Budgets for FY 2021

July 21, 2020, Doug Farquhar

2nd Annual World Food Day

June 29, 2020, Doug Farquhar

NEHA Advocates for the Environmental Health Profession to the United Nations

June 18, 2020, Doug Farquhar

Environmental Health Holds the Keys to Public Health's Future

June 5, 2020, Doug Farquhar