The Stories Behind NEHA's Abstract Submissions

DENVER – NEHA is excited to announce that more than 300 abstracts were submitted for the upcoming 2018 Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, California.

We were inspired as we read through the abstract submissions and learned more about the work that environmental health professionals do each day across the country and throughout the world. Whether it is educating the public about lead exposure, rebuilding communities after flooding, or preventing the next foodborne illness, the professionals who work in environmental health are the ones on the frontlines protecting people. Almost everyday we hear news stories related to environmental and public health. What we do not hear about as often, are stories of the dedicated professionals working to keep our communities healthy and safe.

NEHA wants to highlight the work of environmental health professionals, and share the stories behind the abstract submissions with you prior to next year’s AEC. Throughout the next few months, we will provide a glimpse into the sessions and their presenters, and share emerging issues from the frontlines. Some of the topics we will explore include: hurricanes, wildfires, opioids, housing equality, community building, and developing concerns around food safety. Our goal is not only to learn more from the experts, but also to get to know them and how they continue to stay ahead of the curve.

If you submitted an abstract and would like to share your story, please contact Jonna Ashley, our Membership Manager, at


Release Date: 
Monday, November 27, 2017