Position Papers

One of the National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA's) responsibilities is to speak up on issues of concern to our members, and one way of doing this involves adopting positions. By publishing these positions, we strive to keep you informed about where we stand as an association on issues critical to environmental health. If you and/or your colleagues have the opportunity to advance any of these positions, we encourage you to do so.

Climate change is affecting environmental health—the quality of air, food, and water in the communities where we live, work, and play (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Environmental health is profoundly local and environmental health professionals mediate some of the most intimate parts of our lives: the food we place in our baby’s mouths, the control of insects like mosquitos, and the water that rehydrates children after play time. Environmental health... read more

WHEREAS, the practice of environmental health throughout the world is critical to the well-being of humankind and the protection of the earth’s resources; and, WHEREAS, environmental health encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health;... read more

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Policy Statement on Environmental Public Health Tracking

Adopted April 2007