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NEHA and ATSDR Launch New Environmental Health and Land Reuse Certificate Program

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Enrollment Now Open for the NEHA and ATSDR Environmental Health and Land Reuse Certificate Program

The Environmental Health and Land Reuse (EHLR) Certificate Program is a free, online, asynchronous course developed by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) with the goal of building capacity within communities to help remediate and redevelop many of the brownfields across the country. Brownfields are land reuse sites often contaminated by harmful chemicals or redeveloped without proper environmental oversight, such as former gas stations, manufactured gas plants, factories, dry cleaners, and abandoned properties. The program explores in-depth the environmental and health risks and social disparities associated with contaminated land properties, key players in land reuse planning and policy, and redevelopment techniques to improve community health.

This holistic training course consists of six modules and two certificates of completion:

  • Prerequisite: Introduction to the Environmental Health and Land Reuse Certificate Program
  • Module 1: Engaging With Your Community
  • Module 2: Evaluating Environmental and Health Risks
  • Module 3: Communicating Environmental and Health Risks
  • Module 4: Redesigning With Health in Mind
  • Module 5: Measuring Success

Participants can receive either a Community Engagement and Risk Communication Certificate upon completion of the prerequisite and modules 1 and 3 (aimed at public health professionals such as nurses) or an Environmental Health and Land Reuse Certificate upon completion of the prerequisite and all five modules (all audiences).

Register now to take the next step toward enacting lasting, positive change in areas needing it most.

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Release Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020