NEHA recognizes that racism hinders its members from fully carrying out its mission to “advance the environmental health professional with the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all.” Therefore, NEHA recommends that environmental health professionals address structural and systemic... read more
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.
NEHA encourages the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to consider the need for identifying non-traditional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consumers, such as environmental health practitioners, to maximize the effectiveness in the distribution of critical medical resources... read more
NEHA President Dr. Priscilla Oliver on the environmental health's response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
- NEHA's Position Statement on COVID-19 | May 2020
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) encourages state, local, and federal leaders to follow the guidance and direction of their public and environmental health professionals in the effort to reopen the country after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine measures.... read more
NEHA recommends the complete adoption and implementation of the current Food Code by all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governmental agencies to promote the most current knowledge on food safety.
NEHA advocates for national, state, and local policies, regulations, research, and resources that will enhance the ability of environmental health professionals to regulate cottage foods and home-based restaurants in order to protect public health.
- NEHA Declaration on 100% Clean Energy by 2030 | November 2018
NEHA is committed to work towards 100% clean energy use by 2030. We will employ administrative, educational, engineering, and fiscal measures to meet this goal.
- NEHA’s Policy Statement on Ear Piercing Guns | July 2018
NEHA recommends that ear piercing gun use be held to the same standards as other piercing techniques as outlined in the forthcoming NEHA Body Art Model Code to ensure safe body art procedures and to protect public health. NEHA advocates for national, state, and local policies, regulations,... read more
- NEHA’s Policy Statement on Microblading | July 2018
NEHA recommends that microblading and permanent cosmetic procedures be held to the same standards as other tattooing techniques as outlined in the forthcoming NEHA Body Art Model Code to ensure safe body art procedures and to protect public health. NEHA advocates for national, state, and local... read more
NEHA advocates for national, state, territorial, local and tribal policies, regulations, research, and resources that will enhance environmental health professionals’ abilities to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases and to protect public health.