Public Health Resources

Environmental Health

           

K-12 Education: Lead Testing of School Drinking Water Would Benefit from Improved Federal Guidance  Aug-01-2018 GAO was asked to review school practices for lead testing and remediation. This report examines the extent to which (1) school districts are testing for, finding, and remediating lead in drinking water; (2) states are supporting these efforts; and (3) federal agencies are supporting state and school district efforts. (U.S. Government Accountability Office)

Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis-Attributable Years of Potential Life Lost to Life Expectancy and Potential Life Lost Before Age 65 Years - United States, 1999-2016   Aug-02-2018 During 1999-2016, the mean CWP-attributable years of potential life lost per decedent increased from 8.1 to 12.6 years, likely because of increased severity and rapid progression of CWP. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR))

PHF Partners with Tribes to Support Tribal Drinking Water Program Improvement   Aug-03-2018 The Public Health Foundation (PHF), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health, is collaborating to provide technical assistance and training for Tribal drinking water programs around the country. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Medicaid and CHIP Levers to Promote Lead Screening and Treatment: Indiana's Experience   Aug-07-2018 This study explores Indiana's efforts to promote lead screening and treatment within its Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program. (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP))

CDC's Tracking Network in Action: Extreme Heat   Aug-13-2018 CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network provides data and tools that you can use to see how extreme heat may affect your health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Medicaid Coverage of Guidelines-Based Asthma Care Across 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2016-2017  Sep-11-2018 Project tracked coverage for 7 areas of guidelines-based asthma care and 9 barriers related to accessing care in Medicaid programs for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Results from the Project show a lack of consistent and comprehensive coverage across states, as well as coverage-related challenges to accessing asthma care within states. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

EPH Tracking Mentoring Fellowship Application  Sep-14-2018 The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018-19 Environmental Public Health Tracking: Tracking Mentoring Fellowship Program. Applications are due October 1, 2018. (National Environmental Health Association)

NSF, NIEHS award $30 million for new research on links among oceans, lakes and human health  Sep-18-2018 To study the effects of harmful algae blooms and other ocean and Great Lakes pathogens, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health, have awarded new grants totaling $30 million. The grants fund research on ecosystems in the oceans and in the Great Lakes Basin. (National Science Foundation)

    • + Federal
      • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). ATSDR is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect of hazardous substances in the environment on public health. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, and education and training concerning hazardous substances. This site has links to numerous resources on hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste sites.
      • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Programs This site contains funding applications for lead-based paint hazard control, healthy homes research, and healthy homes demonstration and education. Also included are descriptions of previously funded programs.
      • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The mission of the EPA is to protect human health by safeguarding the natural environment. The site has numerous consumer and technical resources on all aspects of the environment.
      • National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) NCEH provides national leadership, through science and service, that promotes health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases, birth defects, disabilities, or deaths that result from interactions between people and their environment. This site includes information on air pollution, asthma, lead poisoning prevention and environmental public health tracking, in addition to more general environmental health issues.
      • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH's objectives include to conduct research to reduce work-related illnesses and injuries; to promote safe and healthy workplaces through interventions, recommendations and capacity building; and to enhance global workplace safety and health through international collaborations.
      • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) NIEHS focuses on understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease through basic science, disease-oriented research, global environmental health, and multidisciplinary training for researchers, and hosts the National Toxicology Program (NTP). This site has a variety of consumer and technical resources on environmental health issues, including those focused on children, community outreach, and environmental justice.
      • USGS Environmental Health U.S. Geological Survey environmental health science focuses on the interface between health and the environment, where interactions among people, the environment, and other living organisms affect the risk of toxicologic and infectious disease.
    • + International
      • Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health (PHE) PHE works to promote a healthier environment, intensify primary prevention and influence public policies in all sectors so as to address the root causes of environmental and social threats to health. PHE develops and promotes preventive policies and interventions based on an understanding and an in-depth scientific analysis of the evidence base for environmental and social determinants of human health.
      • North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) CEC is an international organization created by Canada, Mexico, and the United States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). The CEC was established to address regional environmental concerns, help prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and promote the effective enforcement of environmental law. The site contains numerous resources on children's environmental health.
      • World Library of Toxicology, Chemical Safety, and Environmental Health (WLT) A free global web portal that provides the scientific community and the public with links to major government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, professional societies, and other groups addressing issues related to toxicology, public health, and environmental health.
    • + Professional and Research
      • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.
      • American Public Health Association (APHA) Environmental Public Health APHA works with partners and members, including APHA's Environment Section, to bring national attention to environmental public health issues and to highlight the connection between healthy communities and healthy people.
      • Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) AOEC's goal is to facilitate the prevention and treatment of occupation and environmental illnesses and injuries through collaborative reporting, information sharing, and investigation of health problems. This site offers a resource library, epidemiology tools, and training information. AOEC also coordinates the national network of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs).
      • Association of Public Health Laboratories Environmental Health The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) focuses on the role of the laboratory in detecting the presence of contaminants - both in people and in the environment.​
      • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Environmental Health Program The mission of the ASTHO Environmental Health Program is to provide state-based expertise and leadership for environmental health policy and practice to strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of environmental health systems and practices amid the emergence of new issues, budget shortfalls, and a workforce crisis.
      • Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) The Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) is the National Academies' principal study unit for environmental pollution problems affecting human health, human impacts on the environment, and the assessment and management of related risks to human health and the environment.
      • Collaborative on Health and the Environment The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is a diverse partnership of individuals and organizations working collectively to advance knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors.
      • Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions The Standing Committee on Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions facilitates communication among government, industry, environmental groups, and the academic community about scientific advances that may be used in the identification, quantification, and control of environmental impacts on human health.
      • Environmental Health Matters Initiative A large-scale effort to work across disciplines and sectors in developing lasting solutions to improve health. The Initiative brings together corporate, government, and university leaders, along with other engaged stakeholders in this field to explore the latest science, identify promising options and solutions, and create innovative pathways toward improving environmental health.
      • Health Effects Institute Independent research organization that provides scientific information on the health effects of air pollution.
      • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Environmental Health NACCHO's environmental health programs and services include community environmental health assessments, community design/land use, environmental justice, mercury, mosquito control, drinking water, environmental public health tracking, food safety, Superfund, and wastewater.
      • National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments.
      • National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) The mission of the National Environmental Health Association is to advance the environmental health and protection professional through credentialing, the Annual Educational Conference, and technical workshops. The association publishes the Journal of Environmental Health and books on environmental health issues.
      • PHI's Center for Climate Change & Health The Center contributes to building healthy and climate-resilient communities that have the right tools to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It engages local leaders, scientists, policymakers, health care providers and civil society in mainstreaming the protection of health. It promotes strategies that reduce long-term climate change, promote climate resilient communities, protect all people from the health impacts of climate change, and optimize health and health equity outcomes.
      • Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) TURI provides training, services and grant programs to reduce toxic chemical use and advance energy and water efficiency while enhancing the economic competitiveness of local businesses.

Environmental Health & Toxicology  This site is a comprehensive toxicology and environmental health resource that includes access to resources produced by SIS and by other government agencies and organizations. This site includes links to databases, bibliographies, tutorials, and other scientific and consumer-oriented resources. SIS also is responsible for the Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®) (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)

Office of Health Assessment and Translation  This site contains basic information on environmental chemicals, physical substances, and mixtures. (National Toxicology Program)

A Blueprint for Protecting Children's Environmental Health: An Urgent Call to Action  The Blueprint emphasizes urgent action to make children's health a priority for the US, outlining the steps that are necessary for progress towards protecting children's environmental health, and for developing a solid foundation to support future commitments moving forward. It is a high-level resource that is available to assist leaders in communities and the children's environmental health field in prioritizing the needs of children. (Children's Environmental Health Network)

A Community Health Worker Model to Address Childhood Asthma: Perspectives of Program Participants (2017)  Report focuses on a New York City community health worker program to provide services and support to address unhealthy living conditions, as a means to reduce the prevalence of childhood asthma. (New York Academy of Medicine)

America's Children and the Environment (ACE)  Provides access to quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

America's Children and the Environment: A First view of Available Measures  (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Asthma (CDC)  This site contains information on NCEH's Asthma Control Program for children and adolescents, asthma statistics, funding information, and a speaker's kit. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Asthma (EPA)  This site contains information on environmental triggers of asthma and other upper respiratory illnesses. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Asthma (NCEH)  This site contains links to numerous resources including a description of CDC's activities related to asthma control, asthma data, asthma resources from other organizations, and resources such as a speaker's kit on asthma. (National Center for Environmental Health, CDC)

Asthma (NCHS)  This site contains statistics on asthma and links to other resources on asthma. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Asthma (NEEF)  The Pediatric Asthma Initiative serves to integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric medical and nursing education and practice through our "Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers" and other pediatric asthma resources (National Environmental Education Foundation)

CDC Children's Environmental Health  Data and information about children's environmental health issues including asthma, lead poisoning, cancer, developmental disabilities, and socioeconomic conditions. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Child Health Care Quality Toolbox  This online resource is intended to help state and local policymakers and program directors and staff answer questions about measuring health care performance in child health programs. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

Children's Environmental Health  This site contains a listing of Minnesota's Department of Health extensive programs on children's environmental health including exposure to lead, mercury, pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. (Minnesota Department of Health)

Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN)  CEHN is a national multidisciplinary project dedicated to protect the fetus and the child from environmental hazards and promote a healthy environment. This site provides an overview of children's environmental health issues, a Training Manual on Pediatric Environmental Health, and a resource guide of related programs, projects and organizations.

Children's Environmental Health Training Modules  Training modules on CEH topics such as air pollution, lead, pesticides, among others. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Children's Health Resources  Articles and resources on children's environmental health from NIEHS' open access journal,Environmental Health Perspectives. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education  ATSDR created the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education program to encourage thoughtful consideration about where to locate Early Childhood Education programs. It gives towns, cities, and states a framework to adopt practices that will make sure ECE programs are located away from chemical hazards. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

Council on Environmental Health  The AAP's Council on Environmental Health focuses on issues relating to environmental health and toxic exposures. This site contains policy statements made by this Council including environmental tobacco smoke, blood lead level, and respiratory hazards for infants and children. (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP))

Don't Pollute My Future! The Impact of the Environment on Children's Health (2017)  Report provides an analysis of the health impacts and mortality in children due to environmental exposures, interventions for select diseases, economic evaluations, and sustainable development goals which provide targets for reducing the disease burden in children from environmental risks. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program  A program that will evaluate environmental exposures (physical, chemical, biological, social, behavioral, natural and built environments) on child health and development. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Health Information on Asthma  Information, fact sheets, and other publications for health professionals and the general public on asthma. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH)

Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children's health and the environment (2017)  Publication provides a look at the continuing and emerging challenges to children's environmental health, mapping changes in major environmental hazards due to increasing urbanization, industrialization, globalization, and climate change, as well as efforts in the health sector to reduce children's environmental exposures. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Kids Environment Kids Health  A resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

MedlinePlus:  Asthma in Children  This site contains links to consumer health resources on asthma. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)  NCBDDD seeks to promote optimal fetal, infant, and child development; prevent birth defects and childhood developmental disabilities; and enhance the quality of life and prevent secondary conditions among children, adolescents, and adults who are living with a disability. This site contains information on NCBDDD activities on the etiology and prevention of birth defects, including fetal alcohol syndrome and neural tube defects, and the role of environmental factors in children and youth with disabilities. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Partner and Other Environmental Medicine Resources - Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units  This site provides summaries of ATSDR child health programs, such as the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, as well as links to Toxicology Profiles and Public Health Assessments. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

Pediatric Environment Health Toolkit  This toolkit provides evidence-based overviews on environmental health hazards, guidance based on child age, examples of everyday environmental interactions for children, and steps clinicians and parents can take to decrease harmful exposure. (Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU))

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit; Southeast Region  This is the site for one of several pediatric environmental health clinics providing information and consultation to health professionals on children's environmental health issues. Links to Teaching Materials, History of Children's Environmental Health, Other Resources, and Bibliography sections of the web site were described and demonstrated in the live satellite broadcast. (Emory University)

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)  PEHSU is an established network that has been developed to provide education and consultation for health professionals, public health professionals and others about the topic of children's environmental health.

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit  Reference guides for health providers and health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. (Physicians for Social Responsibility)

Protecting Children's Environmental Health  This site contains information on environmental factors in childhood cancers, developmental and neurological programs, and health effects of pesticides, metals and other hazardous substances. The site also focuses on current EPA activities in these areas on the local, state, federal, and international levels. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

The Children's Environmental Health Institute (CEHI)  CEHI is a nonprofit educational organization working to ensure a healthy, just and sustainable future for all children. CEHI's primary mission is to foster collaborative initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate environmental exposures that can undermine the health of current and future generations. The website provides information about the Learning and Developmental Disability Initiative, the Partnership for Children's Health and the Environment, and the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.

The Role of Local Health Departments in Promoting Children's Environmental Health at Early Care and Education Centers (June 2018)  Results from an exploratory assessment to determine how local health departments (LHDs) work with ECE centers to prevent children's exposure to environmental hazards. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

WHO Children's Environmental Health  This website contains WHO's work on children's environmental health, including national profiles, children's environmental health indicators, capacity building, and collaborative research efforts. The site also provides access to publications, statistics, and fact sheets on children's environmental health. (World Health Organization (WHO))

    • + Dioxins
      • Dioxin Information about dioxins and dioxin-like compounds.
      • Dioxins Health and research information on dioxins.
      • Dioxins and PCBs General information about dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyl congeners (PCBs).
    • + Mold
      • EPA Mold and Moisture Contains an introduction to molds; basic mold cleanup; ten things you should know about mold; asthma and mold; floods/flooding; health and mold; homes and mold; indoor air regulations and mold; large buildings and mold; schools and mold and indoor air quality; and other mold-related resources and links.
      • Facts About Mold Basic facts about mold for consumers and professionals including the health effects of exposure to mold, testing for mold in homes and buildings, and mold remediation.
      • Mold Provides basic facts about mold and links to resources that provide information on cleanup and remediation of mold.
      • NIEHS - Mold Information on mold including health effects associated with mold exposure, mold in the home, and information for educators.

Hazardous Substances Data Bank  TOXNET is an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health databases that includes access to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB). The audience was reminded to consider searching HSDB for additional information on mercury and its effects on pregnancy and/or children.

Air

    • + Indoor Air
      • Carbon Monoxide Safety Guides Safety guides including safety alerts and posters that can be used to help spread consumer product safety information about carbon monoxide dangers.
      • Enviro-Health Links - Indoor Air Pollution Provides links to information resources on the many sources of indoor air pollution found in homes and other buildings including cleaning and maintenance products, building materials, tobacco smoke, mold, and poor ventilation.
      • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Sources of indoor air pollution include oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products, and building materials and furnishings such as asbestos-containing insulation, damp carpets, household cleaning products, and lead-based paints. Through its Indoor Environments Division, the EPA provides hotlines, publications, outreach and other initiatives to improve the quality of air in our homes, schools and offices.
      • Indoor Air Quality State Map Links to indoor air quality information offices or programs that handle indoor air-related health inquiries for each state in the United States.
      • Indoor Air Quality in Schools Site provides information on indoor air quality (IAQ) best practices, effective management, renovations, and learning and training for schools.
      • Indoor Environmental Quality Practical guidance on how to prevent and solve indoor environment problems including sick building syndrome and how to manage buildings for good indoor environmental quality.
      • Tox Town: Indoor Air Pollution Provides information to learn about possible indoor air pollutants and how these pollutants can increase the risk of illness.

AIRNow  Developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Park Service (NPS), and tribal, state, and local agencies to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The Web site offers daily Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Air Topics  Learn about the many ways air pollution can harm both your health and the atmosphere and what you can do to help protect the air we breath. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

EPA Air and Radiation  The goal of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to have clean air to breathe for this generation and those to follow. This site provides links to EPA Air subtopics including air pollutants, air quality, indoor air pollution and mobile sources of air pollution. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Enviro-Health Links - Outdoor Air Pollution  Links to information resources on outdoor air pollution and its possible effects on health. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Health Effects Institute  Independent research organization that provides scientific information on the health effects of air pollution. (Health Effects Institute)

National Air Quality: Status and Trends of Key Air Pollutants   Website provides the status and trends for six air quality pollutants: carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), and sulfur dioxide. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Our Nation's Air (2018)  Report summarizes the nation's air quality status and trends through 2017. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Smoke Ready Toolbox for Wildfires   Public health officials can use the resources in the Smoke Ready Toolbox to help educate the public about the risks of smoke exposure and actions people can take to protect their health. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

State of the Air  Local air quality rankings for cities and counties in the U.S. (American Lung Association)

American Water Resources Association  The American Water Resources Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to water resources management, research and education. This site includes links to conferences and publications related to water resources.

CDC Healthy Water  Provides information on water quality including chemical contaminants in drinking water, well water quality and waterborne diseases. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Drinking Water Action Plan  The EPA has released an action plan to increase safety and reliability of drinking water with six priority areas: clean water equity, increased transparency, reducing lead risks, addressing unregulated contaminants, strengthening source water protection, and advancing oversight for the Safe Drinking Water Act. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources (2016)  This final assessment reviewed the available scientific literature and data to assess the potential for activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle to impact the quality or quantity of drinking water resources, and to identify factors that affect the frequency or severity of those impacts. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Enviro-Health Links: Water Pollution  Resources on drinking water, water pollution, bottled water, water regulations and standards, disinfection byproducts, and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants (PPCPs). (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)

Guide to Community Drought Preparedness (May 2011)  The guide includes worksheets, exercises, and accompanying documents to help communities become drought-ready communities. Droughts have a variety of impacts including reduced water quality, reduced population due to migration, and health effects from airborne particles. (National Drought Mitigation Center)

Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative  This site provides information and resources to help communities facilitate full lead service line replacement, including a roadmap for public health professionals to promote clean water and engage their communities. (Children's Environmental Health Network)

MedlinePlus - Drinking Water  (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

National Drinking Water Clearinghouse  The National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (NDWC) at West Virginia University is a public service organization that collects, develops, and distributes timely drinking water-related information. (West Virginia University, National Environmental Services Center)

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): An All-inclusive Model Public Swimming Pool and Spa Code  The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a voluntary guidance document based on science and best practices that can help local and state authorities and the aquatics sector make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer. States and localities can use the MAHC to create or update existing pool codes to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

USGS Water Resources of the United States  Hydrologic and water-quality information including water data, publications, maps, and recent water projects and events. (U.S. Geological Survey)

Water Finance Clearinghouse   A web portal to help communities locate information and resources that will assist them in making informed decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. Clearinghouse includes two searchable databases: one of available funding sources for water infrastructure and the other resources, reports, weblinks, and webinars on financing mechanisms and approaches that can help communities access capital to meet their water infrastructure needs. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Water Quality Information Center (WQIC)  The Center collects, organizes, and provides access to scientific findings, educational methodologies, and public policy issues related to water quality and agriculture. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

Water Sanitation Hygiene  WHO works on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene where the health burden is high, where interventions could make a major difference and where the present state of knowledge is poor. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Water Topics  The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Western Waters Digital Library  Provides access to digital collections of significant primary and secondary resources on water in the western United States. (Greater Western Library Alliance)

When Every Drop Counts: Protecting Public Health during Drought Conditions-A Guide for Public Health Professionals  This publication is intended to assist public health officials, practitioners, and other stakeholders in their efforts first to understand and then to prepare for drought in their communities. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

ATSDR Toxic Substances Portal  Access to information about toxic substances, related health effects, and exposure risks. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

Air Pollutants  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to protect plants, animals, humans, wildlife, aquatic life, and the environment from the negative effects pollutants and toxic substances can have on their health. This site contains links to information about carcinogens, toxic chemicals, extremely hazardous substances, microorganisms, ozone, radiation, soil contaminants, and other pollutants and toxic substances. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Analyzing the Life Cycle of Chemicals  EPA is combining different types of data to characterize impacts of chemicals to human health and the environment. The research is generating chemical, biological and toxicological information to advance the understanding of relationships between chemical characteristics and potential impacts of use. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Haz-Map  Occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents. (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)

Household Products Database  Health & Safety Information on Household Products. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

NAS Toxic Chemicals & Toxicity Testing  Reports on toxic chemicals and toxicity testing that are produced by a committee of experts selected by the Academy to address a particular statement of task. (National Academy of Sciences)

NLM Resources on Toxicology  Provides access to all of NLM's toxicology databases including TOXNET and other resources for professionals, students and the public. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)  The mission of the National Center for Toxicological Research is to conduct peer-reviewed scientific research that supports and anticipates the FDA's current and future regulatory needs. This involves fundamental and applied research specifically designed to define biological mechanisms of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the FDA. This research is aimed at understanding critical biological events in the expression of toxicity and at developing methods to improve assessment of human exposure, susceptibility and risk. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

National Toxicology Program (NTP)  The NTP is an interagency program whose mission is to evaluate agents of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology. The program maintains an objective, science-based approach in dealing with critical issues in toxicology and is committed to using the best science available to prioritize, design, conduct, and interpret its studies. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

PubMed Toxicology Subset  PubMed search strategy specific to journal articles on toxicology. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

TOXMAP  Creates nationwide and local area maps to show the amount and location of toxic chemicals released into the environment. Data is derived from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), which provides information on the releases of toxic chemicals into the environment and the Superfund Program, which identifies land that has been contaminated by hazardous waste. (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)

Tox Town  An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances and environmental health risks. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

ToxFAQs  ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances excerpted from ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and Public Health Statements. Each fact sheet serves as a quick and easy- to-understand guide. Answers are provided to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found at hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Explorer  The TRI database contains information concerning waste management activities and the release of toxic chemicals by facilities that manufacture, process, or use toxic materials. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    • + Journal Article Databases
      • Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal Portal provides access to relevant scientific literature on the health implications of climate change.
      • Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries, Environmental Health The purpose of this site is to make information and evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2020 environmental health objectives easier to find. The National Library of Medicine and the Public Health Foundation staff have worked together to develop pre-formulated search strategies of MEDLINE for selected Healthy People 2020 environmental health objectives as well as links to additional environmental health resources.
      • National Agriculture Library Catalog (AGRICOLA) Provides citations to agricultural literature.
      • TOXLINE Bibliographic database for toxicology that provides information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
    • + Journals
      • AVMA Collections: Zoonosis Update Journal articles from the AVMA scientific journals about current information on diseases transmissible between animals and humans, such as avian influenza and E.coli, and other zoonotics relating to food safety and human emerging infectious diseases..
      • Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the effect of the environment on human health. EHP is a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
      • Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source An Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of environmental and occupational medicine, and related studies in toxicology and epidemiology. The journal serves the public health community and scientists working on matters of public health interest and importance pertaining to the environment.
      • Journal of Environmental Health Published 10 times per year by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and keeps readers up-to-date on current issues, new research, useful products and services, and employment opportunities. Tables of contents for each issue are available for free; articles are by subscription only.
      • Journal of Environmental and Public Health A peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas of environmental and public health.
      • Public Health Journal Titles List of selected public health journal titles that may contain articles related to Environmental Health.

America's Children and the Environment (ACE)  Provides access to quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program  Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation of data about environmental hazards, exposure to environmental hazards, and human health effects potentially related to exposure to environmental hazards. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Community Reception Center Electronic Data Collection Tool (CRC eTool)  The CRC eTool is designed to collect, analyze, visualize, and securely exchange population monitoring data, including demographics, radiation contamination measurements, radiation exposure assessment, and health outcomes. It is created using the Epi Info™ 7 platform and can be implemented using a local area network to include laptops, tablets, and cell phones. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST)   The Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST) provides access to resources that can be used to help communities learn more about their environmental issues and risks. Users can view a community's environment, compare community environmental conditions, explore and learn about environmental issues, plan projects with community guides, and participate in the C-FERST User Forum. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR)  CEDR is a public-use repository of data from occupational and environmental health studies of workers at DOE facilities and nearby community residents. (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Data Resources  CDC's one-stop shop for environmental public health data. This site provides a reference list of nationally funded data systems that have a relationship to environmental public health. (National Center for Environmental Health, CDC)

EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE)  EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) is an interactive resource that shows how the condition of the environment and human health in the United States is changing over time. The ROE presents the best available indicators of national trends in five theme areas of interest to EPA: Air, Water, Land, Human Exposure and Health, and Ecological Condition. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

EnviroAtlas  Interactive resources that allow users to discover, analyze, and download data, maps, and other information on ecosystems. EnviroAtlas can be used to inform decision-making at multiple scales. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

EnviroMapper for Envirofacts  The EnviroMapper for Envirofacts tool combines interactive maps and aerial photography to display various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

GIS at the CDC  Online spatial data access system that provides members of the public health community and general public access to spatial data that is pertinent to the analysis and exploration of public health issues. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

Healthy People 2010 Data: DATA2010  DATA2010 is an interactive database system developed by staff of the Division of Health Promotion Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010 goals. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)

Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH)  Online tool for researchers that offers centralized access to metadata ‐ standardized contextual information ‐ about thousands of government-held datasets related to health, the environment, and climate-science. (U.S. Global Change Research Program)

MyEnvironment  Search application tool that provides a cross-section of federal, state, and local environmental information based on a user's location. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS)  NEARS is a national effort to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate environmental data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network   The Tracking Network brings together health data and environment data from national, state, and city sources and provides supporting information to make the data easier to understand. The Tracking Network has data and information on environments and hazards, health effects, and population health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Quantifying Environmental Health Impacts  Provides links to global estimates of burden of disease caused by the environment and occupational risks, assessment of disease burden at national and local levels, methods for quantifying environmental health impacts, and cost-effectiveness of interventions. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Sustainable Community Indicator Catalog  Catalog helps communities identify indicators that can measure progress toward their sustainability objectives. The indicators in this catalog focus on the relationships among land use, housing, transportation, human health, and the environment. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

TOXMAP  Creates nationwide and local area maps to show the amount and location of toxic chemicals released into the environment. Data is derived from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), which provides information on the releases of toxic chemicals into the environment and the Superfund Program, which identifies land that has been contaminated by hazardous waste. (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)

The Public health effects of a changing climate : a toolkit for public health outreach   Toolkit to assist public health professionals in talking about the health harms of climate change using evidence-based public health messaging. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET)  TOXNET is an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health databases, available free of charge. Includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS), TOXicology Information onLINE (TOXLINE), Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology database (DART), Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), Gene-Tox, and ChemIDplus. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Explorer  The TRI database contains information concerning waste management activities and the release of toxic chemicals by facilities that manufacture, process, or use toxic materials. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01)  Funding to encourage interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (i.e. playgrounds and nursing homes). These settings result in exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins that result in health risks, symptoms, and other health conditions/diseases. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Health Effects Institute Funding Opportunities  Requests for Applications (RFAs) from the Health Effects Institute, an independent organization that conducts research on the health effects of air pollution. (Health Effects Institute)

Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource: Data Repository, Analysis and Science Center (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  The goal of this consortium is to provide the research community access to laboratory and statistical analyses to add or expand the inclusion of environmental exposures in their research and to make that data publicly available as a means to improve our knowledge of the comprehensive effects of environmental exposures on human health throughout the life course. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01)  Funding for community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. The overall goal is to support changes to prevent or reduce exposure to harmful environmental exposures and improve the health of a community. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Understanding, Managing, and Applying for EPA Grant  Information on the Environmental Protection Agency's funding opportunities and grant application procedures. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    • + Fellowships
      • ASTHO's Environmental Public Health Tracking: Peer-to-Peer Fellowship Program Program offers non-funded health agencies the opportunity to conduct pilot projects on environmental health issues of importance to their communities, receive mentorship from current CDC grantees, and become familiar with CDC standards and resources for environmental public health tracking.
      • Environmental Health Traineeship and Fellowship Programs The programs provide travel for current laboratory staff to attend relevant conferences or trainings, or short-term (1-6 week) specialized training in environmental health technology and testing methods at another state health department, NCEH/CDC, or other state or federal agencies (such as ATSDR, EPA, NIEHS or NIOSH).
      • National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) The purpose of NEPHIP is to encourage environmental health students to consider careers at state, tribal, or local environmental public health departments following graduation. Through this internship program, students will be exposed to the exciting career opportunities, benefits, and challenges of working with environmental public health agencies throughout the U.S.
    • + Continuing Education and Training Opportunities
      • ATSDR Education and Training Links to environmental public health training and education resources for environmental public health professionals, doctors, nurses, EMTs, health educators, community members, and health assessors.
      • Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Series of self-instructional publications designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
      • Center for Applied Environmental Public Health (CAEPH) Distant Learning Educational opportunities for occupational health and safety professionals who seek additional skills and knowledge to advance their careers.
      • Certified Foodborne Outbreak Investigator (CFOI) Credential The CFOI will prepare you to utilize environmental health principles and food safety knowledge in collaboration with outbreak response partners to assess foodborne illness risks, perform environmental assessments, identify contributing factors and antecedents, and implement control measures to prevent the spread of foodborne illness and protect the public.
      • EHS e-Learning Environmental Health Services (EHS) resources for sanitarians, environmental health specialists, environmental health officers, students, and other public health professionals.
      • EnviroDx EnviroDx is a multimedia, case-focused, computer-based learning program on environmental-related diseases. Case #1 concerns a child exposed to a variety of environmental toxins.
      • Environmental Assessment Just-In-Time Training This training is targeted to environmental health professionals conducting environmental assessments for foodborne disease outbreak investigations. This just-in-time model provides a succinct, "on-the-go" training for environmental health professionals to refresh their skills on a variety of processes critical to conducting an environmental assessment.
      • Environmental Health Workforce Development Training Training resources on environmental health topics, including emergency response, food safety, and vector control.
      • Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) Online courses for environmental public health practitioners.
      • Environmental Public Health Tracking Training Training modules and resources for using the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, geared for professionals, college students, high school students, and others.
      • HAZMAT Safety and Training, Worker Training Program The Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) supports the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response.
      • Human Health Effects of Climate Change Following a short overview of the causes and mechanisms of climate change, this free, self-paced course reviews current and expected human health impacts, with particular emphasis on impacts in Vermont and the northeast. Course enrollment requires free registration.
      • NACCHO University: Environmental Health Courses on environmental public health topics for health department staff.
      • NEHA e-Learning NEHA-CERT's education series offers premium programs featuring experts from top venues and organizations, including the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) conferences, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other organizations committed to the advancement of environmental health professionals.
      • NIEHS Medical Student Research Fellowships The Division of Intramural Research of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences welcomes applications for 12 month Fellowships in Environmental Medicine for Medical Students.
      • Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI) SWPI helps health department programs strengthen services to people that use wells, cisterns, springs, and other private drinking water systems not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act. SWPI walks through the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services and the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards, and provides examples of using them to identify and fill program gaps in these types of drinking water programs.
      • TOXNET® Tutorials & Recordings Self-paced tutorials and recordings to introduce databases available on TOXNET, including Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), LactMed, TOXLINE, TOXMAP, Household Products Database and ChemIDplus.
      • TRAIN - TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network The premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public's health. A free service of the Public Health Foundation, www.train.org is part of the newly expanded TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN).
      • Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers This continuing education video explains potential health risks from exposure to microbial and chemical contaminants in drinking water and demonstrates actions health care providers can take in their practices. The video features doctors, nurses, and local health officials who discuss the connection between drinking water and health in their communities. EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry jointly cosponsor this continuing education activity.
      • ToxLearn Multi-module online learning tool that provides an introduction to toxicology.
      • Toxicology Tutorials Three tutorials covering basic principles of toxicology, toxicokinetics, and cellular toxicology. Each of these tutorials includes a glossary of toxicology terms. CE credit is available.
      • UN CC: e-Learn A series of online courses on climate change and its impact on children, cities, human health, and public finance.
      • Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP) VCEHP is an online learning series that contains 11 online courses and emphasizes the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread diseases, including Zika virus and others.
    • + Resources Related to Education and Training

APHA Environmental Health Policy Statements  A listing of statements from the APHA related to environmental health. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Center for Environmental Health  The Center for Environmental Health's mission is to protect the public from environmental and consumer health hazards. The Center's efforts include environmental justice, reducing the use of toxic chemicals, supporting communities in their quest for a safer environment, and corporate accountability.

Center for Science in the Public Interest  Independent science-based organization that works to educate the public and advocate for government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on nutrition, food safety, health and environmental issues.

EPA Laws & Regulations  Major statutes and laws that form the legal basis for the programs of the EPA. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Environment and Health  The Natural Resources Defense Council is an environmental action organization that works to protect the planet's wildlife and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Environment and Natural Resources (NCSL)  This site contains links to publications, videos, and webcasts on policy and legislation related to environmental health. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

Environmental Health Legislation Database  The database tracks state legislation addressing environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

Environmental Integrity Project  The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) focuses on ensuring that laws designed to protect the public are enforced, helping the public access environmental data, and elevating citizens' voices in the media, legislature, and environmental agencies that were established to protect them.

Environmental Justice  Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This site provides information on environmental justice and links to compliance and enforcement resources and data tools. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative  Works to create green and healthy homes by working with government leaders to enact real, substantive policy changes.

National Healthy Housing Standard (2014)  Health-focused property maintenance policy targeting existing homes in the United States. The Standard can be adopted as a regulation by government agencies and as a voluntary best practice by any property owner. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Environment & Health  PSR's Environment and Health Program addresses an array of environmental health issues relevant to health professionals in the United States and around the globe. This site contains information on toxics, children's environmental health, air pollution, chronic disease, and drinking water. (Physicians for Social Responsibility)

Safer States Bill Tracker  Interactive map provides pending and adopted state legislation regarding hazardous chemicals, materials, and environmental toxins. (Safer States)

State Environmental Health Legislation 2016  Summary of state legislation passed in 2016 relating to environmental health, including lead in water, waste water, food safety, asthma, air quality, pesticides, and more. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

    • + Fellowships and Internships
      • National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) The purpose of NEPHIP is to encourage environmental health students to consider careers at state, tribal, or local environmental public health departments following graduation. Through this internship program, students will be exposed to the exciting career opportunities, benefits, and challenges of working with environmental public health agencies throughout the U.S.

AIHA's CareerAdvantage  Online job board that connects industrial hygienists (IH) and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) job seekers with employers across all industries. (American Industrial Hygiene Association)

Career Resources  Provides links related to careers and professional societies for environmental health and toxicology. (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)

EPA Careers  EPA offers a wide range of opportunities to talented, energetic people to help protect the environment. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Jobs at NIEHS  Employment opportunities for environmental health scientists, post docs, and students. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

NEHA's Career Center  (National Environmental Health Association)

National Environmental Health Association Credentialing  (National Environmental Health Association)