Opportunities: Environmental Health Profession

Opportunities: Environmental Health Profession 

Joanne Zurcher

Today is Inauguration Day, and no matter what side of the aisle you’re on, most people can agree that change is on its way — but not for everyone.

The environmental health profession is not changing. This profession is full of great people doing important work at the local, state and federal levels. Environmental health professionals may be the most adaptable group of professionals around. You navigate crises, organize through chaos, respond to emergencies and represent the cross-roads between public health, the environment, communities and safety.

Whatever happens at the federal or state level, this is one profession that can absolutely handle it. We in Washington, D.C., will continue to keep the federal and state government apprised of the great work you do every day. We will tell your story to thought leaders in Congress and the Administration to garner their support and commitment for a real investment in the environmental health profession.

In the meantime, if you have questions, concerns or even just want to better understand processes and systems, reach out to me at advocacy@neha.org.

Speaking of Inaugurals, NEHA will be in D.C. for Inaugural Lobby Day, February 13. Be sure to check the blog to see pictures, commentary and more.

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

 

Date posted: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:45