Webinar: NEARS

During this webinar, you will be provided with a brief overview and background about the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS), followed by success stories from two (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Tennessee Department of Health) of the 23 agencies currently participating in NEARS. The target audiences for this webinar are food safety programs interested in learning more about how NEARS can assist in preventing foodborne illness outbreaks in their jurisdictions by identifying and understanding environmental factors.

This webinar occurred on March 22, 2017 at 11am MDT. You can view the recording below.

This activity has been approved for 1 NEHA Continuing Education hour.


  1. Erik W. Coleman, MPH, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. 

Topic: Erik will present an overview of the NEARS, program outcomes, environmental assessment, and discuss why participation in NEARS is important from a national, state and local level. Download presentation.

  1. Dan O’Halloran, MPH, NEARS Coordinator, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Topic: Dan will present the local jurisdiction perspective on NEARS participation and how it has benefited the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene’s food safety program.  Download presentation.

  1. Danny Ripley, Environmental Health Specialist, Nashville-Metro Public Health Department.  

Topic: Danny will present on the state perspective on NEARS participation and how it has benefited the Nashville-Metro Public Health’s food safety program. Download presentation.

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