The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Baylor University, are pleased to announce the release of “Environmental Health Practice Challenges and Research Needs for U.S. Health Departments,” published in Environmental Health Perspectives, December 2019. The article explores new findings from the Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision, and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH) research initiative including the determination of 6 key factors that affect the ability of the environmental health workforce to essential services to the community and provides recommendations that will address these challenges, thus building a stronger environmental health workforce.
NEHA, CDC, and Baylor University worked together to develop the Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision, and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH) initiative, collecting data and information from over 1,700 environmental health professionals in health departments across the nation.
Accompanying the release of the article is a visual abstract that provides a graphic snapshot of the paper’s findings and recommendations.
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