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Aug-23-2019

Aug-23-2019

Iowa’s Grants to Counties Program: A Valuable but Underutilized Program for Protecting the Public Health of Private Well Users (August 2019)   - The Grants to Counties program was created in 1987 as part of the Groundwater Protection Act to assist private water well owners in Iowa. The program provides money each year for (i) testing private water wells for total nitrate (including nitrite) and total coliform bacteria, at a minimum, with the option to test also for arsenic; (ii) reconstructing private water wells; and (iii) plugging of abandoned private water wells (including cisterns that present a contamination risk to groundwater). (University of Iowa, College of Public Health)

Aug-23-2019

20 Years of Milestones in Children’s Environmental Health   - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). PEHSU is a national network of clinical environmental health specialists that work with healthcare professionals, parents, schools, community groups, government officials, and policy makers to provide medical advice on exposure to hazardous substances in the environment affecting reproductive and child health outcomes. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Aug-22-2019

Microplastics in Drinking Water (August 2019)   - This report, which contains a summary of the evidence, key findings, recommendations and research needs, is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first effort to examine the potential human health risks associated with exposure to microplastics in the environment. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Aug-14-2019

Aug-14-2019

Aug-13-2019

An Online Geographic Data Visualization Tool to Relate Preterm Births to Environmental Factors   - Article describes a collaborative effort to create an online geographic data visualization tool using open software to explore preterm birth in Fresno County, where rates are the highest in California. The tool incorporates information on births, environmental exposures, sociodemographic characteristics, the built environment, and access to care. (Preventing Chronic Disease, CDC)

Aug-09-2019

Aug-08-2019

Pollution and pregnancy — social media Q and A   - On Aug. 15, experts from NIEHS and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will be available via the Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) platform to answer your questions about air pollution exposures faced by parents before and during pregnancy and the health of children. (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH)

Aug-06-2019

Modern Wildfires Pose New Health Risks For Firefighters   - As California’s wildfire season gets underway in earnest this month — with crews working to contain a 14,000-acre blaze in rugged Modoc County on the Oregon border — new research underscores the risks that modern wildfires pose to firefighters’ long-term health. (Kaiser Health News (KHN))

Jul-25-2019

Asthma cases dropped when air pollution declined   - Decreases in outdoor air pollutants over a 21-year period in Southern California were associated with 20% fewer asthma diagnoses in children. The results support the idea that cleaner air can reduce the number of new asthma cases. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Jul-23-2019

Jul-22-2019

Jul-22-2019

Jul-15-2019

The State of Climate Adaptation in Public Health: An Assessment of 16 U.S. States   - Report assesses the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in 16 U.S. states – Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. (Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange)

Jul-11-2019

Jul-03-2019

July 8-12 is 2019 National Environmental Public Health Tracking Awareness Week   - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sponsoring the fourth annual National Environmental Public Health Tracking Week during July 8-12, 2019. CDC, state and local health departments, and national partners are coming together to highlight environmental health issues important to improving the health of our nation and to recognize the work of the Tracking Program. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Jul-01-2019

Jun-28-2019

Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2017   - During 2009–2017, 444 cryptosporidiosis outbreaks, resulting in 7,465 cases were reported by 40 states and Puerto Rico. The number of reported outbreaks has increased an average of approximately 13% per year. Leading causes include swallowing contaminated water in pools or water playgrounds, contact with infected cattle, and contact with infected persons in child care settings. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR))

Jun-28-2019

Video Games Offer Clues to Help Curb Animal Disease Outbreaks   - As Asia and Europe battle African swine fever outbreaks, University of Vermont research shows how farmers’ risk attitudes affect the spread of infectious animal diseases and offers a first-of-its kind model for testing disease control and prevention strategies. (University of Vermont)

Jun-12-2019

Life and Breath report   - Scientists from the MPCA and the Department of Health (MDH) have taken an in-depth look at how air pollution impacts people throughout Minnesota at a county level in a new report. (Minnesota Department of Health)

Jun-06-2019

Jun-06-2019

Jun-03-2019

The National Health Security Preparedness Index 2019 Key Findings (May 2019)   - Results from the 2019 release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index indicate that readiness for disasters, disease outbreaks, and other emergencies continued to improve in 2018, but current levels of health security remain far from optimal. The national Index reached 6.7 out of 10 in 2018, representing a 3.1 percent improvement over the prior year and a 11.7 percent improvement since 2013. (National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI))

May-30-2019

May-21-2019

May-17-2019

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week — May 20–26, 2019   - This year’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week theme, “Pool Chemistry for Healthy and Safe Swimming,” focuses on preventing pool chemical injuries. Pool chemicals prevent the spread of germs that cause illnesses and disease outbreaks; however, these same chemicals can cause injuries if mishandled. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR))

May-17-2019

May-10-2019

National Healthy Homes Month June 2019   - This year's theme, Growing Up Safe and Healthy: 5 Minutes to a Healthy Home focuses on the opportunity to protect current and future generations of children from the exposures to lead from contaminated paint, dust and soil; through the importance of home assessments and the impact it has on your health. (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD))

Apr-29-2019

Apr-17-2019

Vector Control Collaborative for Hurricane-Affected States: Request for Applications   - NACCHO and the CDC have established the Vector Control Collaborative to match local vector control programs from hurricane-affected states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX) that have demonstrated expertise in core capabilities with vector control programs looking for guidance, tools, and recommendations to build program capabilities. NACCHO intends to award up to six entities with a maximum of $10,000 each to form mentorship pairs that will improve participant capacity to address vector-borne diseases, with an emphasis on mosquito and tick-borne disease prevention. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Apr-17-2019

Apr-04-2019

Why we need park equity   - Parks, trails, community gardens, and other urban green spaces serve as fundamental building blocks to create healthy, vibrant communities. In principle, public parks belong to everyone. In practice, access to parks and recreation areas is anything but equal. Many communities with low household incomes and communities of color have few—or no—green spaces, and existing parks and recreation areas may be poorly maintained, understaffed, unwelcoming, and unsafe. (Prevention Institute)

Apr-04-2019

Apr-03-2019

FDA In Brief: FDA proposes updated standards for fluoride added to bottled water to maximize health benefits while avoiding excess exposure   - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released a proposed rule, “Proposed Rule to Revise the Allowable Level of Fluoride in Bottled Water to which Fluoride Has Been Added,” to lower the allowable level of fluoride in bottled water to which fluoride is added by the manufacturer to 0.7 mg/L to be consistent with the 2015 recommendation by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) for community water systems that add fluoride for the prevention of dental caries. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Mar-26-2019

Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program (2019)   - Report summarizes the existing portfolio of relevant or related resilience measurement efforts and notes gaps and challenges associated with them. It describes how some communities build and measure resilience and offers four key actions that communities could take to build and measure their resilience in order to address gaps identified in current community resilience measurement efforts. (National Academies Press)

Mar-20-2019

A Critical Connection: The Water and Healthcare/Public Health Sectors (December 2018)   - During emergencies, water utilities, healthcare facilities, nursing homes, public health agencies, primacy agencies and local emergency managers should work together to minimize detrimental impacts to public health caused by disruptions in drinking water and wastewater services. Early planning and communications are vital. Facilities such as hospitals need safe drinking water to care for patients, perform surgeries and sterilize instruments, especially when an emergency strikes a community. Water utilities need to know how they can best assist and advise their critical healthcare customers. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Mar-15-2019

Global Environment Outlook 6   - Report outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies. It emphasizes that urgent and inclusive action is needed by decision makers at all levels to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people. (United Nations (UN))

Mar-13-2019

Leaders in Reducing Lead in Drinking Water   - This interactive website allows you to explore communities across the country and learn about their programs to reduce lead in drinking water systems. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Mar-08-2019

Feb-25-2019

EPA Releases First Major Update to Chemicals List in 40 Years   - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory listing the chemicals that are actively being manufactured, processed and imported in the United States. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Feb-19-2019

Explore Your Environment with the Updated Data Explorer   - CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is a Web-based system that connects people with a wide variety of vital public health information that can be used to plan, apply, and evaluate actions to prevent and control environmentally-related diseases. The Program’s recently redesigned Data Explorer is one available tool that provides easy-to-use data tools and visualizations, allowing users to stay informed and quickly share environmental health information. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Feb-19-2019

Jan-30-2019

Jan-29-2019

National Indian Health Board Seeks to Illuminate Indigenous Knowledge Regarding Environmental Health   - The National Indian Health Board is convening listening sessions with Tribal Leaders and Tribal Health Organizations to discuss environmental health concerns in Tribal Nations and share innovative ways to address the concerns identified; and share the perspectives of Tribal Leaders and Tribal Health Organizations with CDC and NIHB leadership to inform the development of national program and policies (National Indian Health Board)

Jan-23-2019

Improving Radon Testing through Community Collaboration   - In honor of National Radon Action Month in January, post highlights the Linn County, Iowa’s radon test kit distribution program, which was recognized as a Promising Practice through NACCHO’s Model Practices program in 2017. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Jan-17-2019

Dec-17-2018

Greener Guidance: Innovative Funding   - This is the fifth edition of NACCHO’s Greener Guidance environmental health advice column, which discusses non-grant funding opportunities. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Dec-03-2018

Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges (2018)   - Report identifies the biggest global challenges over the next several decades for which the expertise of environmental engineers will be needed. The study also describes how the environmental engineering field—and colleges and universities—might evolve to better address those challenges. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Dec-03-2018

Nov-21-2018

Lead in Spices, Herbal Remedies, and Ceremonial Powders Sampled from Home Investigations for Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels — North Carolina, 2011–2018   - A North Carolina study of lead content in spices, herbal remedies, and ceremonial powders in homes of children with elevated blood lead levels found that 28.8% of samples contained ≥1 mg/kg lead, suggesting contaminated products might represent an important source of childhood lead exposure. A survey instrument was created to collect information on product origin and consumption. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR))

Nov-21-2018

Nov-20-2018

Nov-09-2018

Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2016 for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter using multi-year outbreak surveillance data,United States (November 2018)   - The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC), a collaboration between the USDA, FDA, and CDC, developed a method to estimate the sources of foodborne illness using outbreak data from 1998 through the most recent year for four priority pathogens: Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Nov-07-2018

Legionella Program Survey Available Now - Share Your Experience   - n response to the significant increase in the number of reported cases of legionellosis over the past two decades, NEHA is conducting a nationwide assessment of the role of environmental health programs in Legionella outbreak investigations and mitigation. NEHA is seeking information from environmental health professionals with the goal of using responses to identify best practices in developing a model Legionella program. (National Environmental Health Association)

Nov-02-2018

City-Specific Check-Up for Children Reports   - These five Check-Up for Children reports for Baltimore, Boston, Little Rock, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia show that hardship-free children and caregivers are healthier and are more likely to thrive. (Children's HealthWatch)

Oct-16-2018

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2018   - NLPPW, held October 21-27, 2018, is a call to action to bring together families, individuals, community-based organizations, state and local governments and others, to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness and increase efforts to reduce childhood exposure to lead. (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD))

Oct-12-2018

New Website Design for Tox Town   - The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. The new design, informed by extensive user research has: enhanced search optimization and improved readability. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Oct-11-2018

3rd Annual Children’s Environmental Health Day: October 11, 2018   - Thursday, October 11th, 2018 is Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day. The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) established CEH Day in 2016, to be observed on the second Thursday of every October, to raise awareness and incite action regarding the importance of safe and healthy environments for all children. (Children's Environmental Health Network)

Oct-02-2018

Home visits helping to reduce asthma disparities: Addressing triggers   - Home visits, in which community health workers come to people’s homes to assess potential asthma triggers and offer holistic solutions to illness, can be especially beneficial to low-income families who may lack the resources and support to make their homes conducive to easy breathing. (The Nation's Health)

Sep-26-2018

Sep-18-2018

NSF, NIEHS award $30 million for new research on links among oceans, lakes and human health   - 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)

Sep-11-2018

Medicaid Coverage of Guidelines-Based Asthma Care Across 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2016-2017   - 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)

Aug-13-2018

CDC's Tracking Network in Action: Extreme Heat   - 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)

Aug-07-2018

Aug-03-2018

Aug-02-2018

Aug-01-2018

    • + 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)

Hurricane Response Hub   - The Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative is a coordinated effort among federal, state, and local public health organizations to facilitate training, technical assistance, and information sharing to enhance ongoing environmental and occupational health recovery in jurisdictions affected by the 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. (National Network of Public Health Institutes)

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)

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))

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 Center (CEHC)   - The Center for Children's Health and the Environment's mission is to promote the health of children by conducting environmental health and policy research. This site contains fact sheets, reports, testimony, and press releases on a variety of children's environmental health issues. (Mount Sinai, School of Medicine)

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 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))

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)

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)

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 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))

Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit   - 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)

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.

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))

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

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)

Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials (Revised 2019)   - This Guide is intended to provide state, tribal, and local public health officials with information they need to be prepared for smoke events and, when wildfire smoke is present, to communicate health risks and take measures to protect the public. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

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)

Database of Literature on Oil Spills and Public Health   - A searchable literature review, in spreadsheet format, on the health impacts of oil spills. The objective of the review, first published in 2016 and updated in May 2019, was to identify both what was already known about the effects of oil spills and gaps in our knowledge. (Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC))

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))

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)

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)

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)

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 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))

Water and Agriculture Information Center (WAIC)   - 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)

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)

What’s in Our Water? New Research on Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water and Their Public Health Implications   - On this week's episode of On the Evidence, we speak with Cindy Hu, a data scientist at Mathematica, who studies how humans are exposed to and affected by this class of emerging contaminants in drinking water. We discuss the prevalence of these chemicals in our drinking water, as well as their health implications and ways to address them through public policy. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

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)

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))

Comptox Chemicals Dashboard   - Dashboard provides a searchable interface to over 875,000 chemical structures, including bioactivity, toxicity, exposure, and literature. (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)

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.
    • + Newsletters
      • Environmental Health News A daily compilation of news from mainstream media sources around the world, focusing on environmental health, including climate impacts, contamination, sewage infrastructure, water availability and bird flu.
      • Greener Guidance An environmental health advice column from NACCHO. Anyone is welcome to submit environmental health questions, challenges, or concerns to Greener Guidance. All questions will be anonymous in the column, unless otherwise specified. Questions may pertain to particular environmental health challenges you are facing within your local health department, or it could be a broader environmental health concern.
      • Greener Side of Local Public Health E-Newsletter NACCHO's monthly environmental health e-newsletter features news and resources, events and opportunities, funding announcements, and original NACCHO commentary related to environmental health, climate change, and food safety.
      • NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Email Updates Email updates on on SIS's resources, services, and outreach in toxicology and environmental health.
      • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Email Subscriptions Link to subscribe to various newsletters and emails published by the EPA.

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))

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 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)

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))

ATSDR's Partnership to Promote Local Efforts To Reduce Environmental Exposure   - ATSDR seeks to build and sustain the capacity to evaluate exposures to hazardous waste across the country. Releases from hazardous waste sites are a major source of harmful exposures in homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. These exposures are often complex and may be difficult to identify and control. Hazardous waste sites may involve various toxic substances, exposure pathways, and health impacts. ATSDR’s primary goal is to keep communities safe from harmful exposures and related diseases. To accomplish this goal, the agency works closely with partnering agencies to evaluate exposures at hazardous waste sites, educate communities, and seek new ways to better protect public health. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

Contaminated Sites, Natural Disasters, Changing Environmental Conditions and Vulnerable Communities: Research to Build Resilience   - The EPA is asking the scientific community to propose transdisciplinary research with an approach that integrates the following research questions: (1) How may certain natural disasters or changing environmental conditions cause specific chemical contaminants to migrate from certain contaminated or containment sites to nearby communities and pose elevated exposure risks to vulnerable groups, especially the elderly and/or children under the age of five years? (2) What are the major contributing factors or effect modifiers, in addition to the contaminants and natural disasters or changing environmental conditions, that may exacerbate the impacts to these vulnerable groups in impacted communities? and (3) How can scientific research results specifically help communities build better resilience against the problems and issues identified above? (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Drinking Water Grants   - A listing of grants from the EPA to improve drinking water quality. (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)

Grants for Testing Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Child Care Centers   - Section 2107 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) establishes the "Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water" grant to award funding to states and tribes to "assist local and tribal educational agencies in voluntary testing for lead contamination in drinking water at schools and child care programs." (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Maintain and Enrich Resource Infrastructure for Existing Environmental Epidemiology Cohorts (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   - The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit grant applications that propose to: (1) support the maintenance of existing Environmental Epidemiology Cohorts (EECs) and to (2) enrich research infrastructure to improve scientific activities and resource sharing with the broader scientific communities. The ultimate goal is to maintain and maximize NIEHS cohort investments within the environmental epidemiology community by supporting the infrastructure needed to prepare for future research opportunities and to promote broader scientific collaborations. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   - This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is intended to support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. The primary motivation of the FOA is to understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

NARMS Cooperative Agreement Program to Enhance and Strengthen Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance in Retail Food Specimens (U01)   - Funding to protect and promote public health by enhancing, strengthening and sustaining antibiotic resistance surveillance in retail food specimens within the NARMS program. The NARMS cooperative agreements will improve the detection of antibiotic resistance among enteric bacteria in food commodities, as well as potentially develop new sites as part of the program. Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the NARMS Objectives. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

NEHA Climate and Health 2018-19 Grants   - The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will offer two $10,000 grants to support state, local or tribal governmental environmental health agencies to translate climate and health data into a format that is available and useful to their residents and staff. The application deadline is December 28, 2018.

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50)   - The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), in partnership with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications from eligible institutions of higher education for specialized research center grants to conduct multidisciplinary research, research capacity building, and community-engaged research activities focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmentally-driven health disparities. (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH)

Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program   - The purpose of this program is to support eligible entities in order to: develop education programs; disseminate information on radiogenic diseases and the importance of early detection; screen eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; provide appropriate referrals for medical treatment; and facilitate documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

Training for Improved Protection of Drinking Water Sources   - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants for training that will enhance communication and coordination between the EPA and the states to protect drinking water sources. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Tribal Training Support for the Community and Tribal Air Quality Programs   - This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to provide tribal training and technical support to tribal governments seeking to investigate, develop and establish air quality management programs for lands under their jurisdiction. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    • + Fellowships
      • ANHE Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship Fellowship is designed to increase the capacity of nurses to address environmental and health equity issues in collaboration with communities, agencies, and public health and nursing organizations. The Fellowship will have a particular emphasis on climate change and health equity, but will include content on a variety of environmental health topics such as chemical exposures; food, air, and water quality; energy and health; and environmental justice.
      • 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.
      • EVS and the Battle Against Infection: a Graphic Novel Environmental services (EVS) personnel have the shared responsibility to help stop healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) from spreading by working with colleagues, prioritizing areas that pose immediate safety risks, and following guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting. This interactive training illustrates the important role EVS personnel have in the prevention of HAIs.
      • 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 & 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.
      • Indigenous Environmental Health Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has released open-access learning modules to help tribes assess health and adapt to climate change.
      • NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program Funded through a five-year cooperative agreement between NACCHO and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this program connects retail food regulatory program practitioners who are experienced in applying the Retail Program Standards with those who are newly enrolled and looking for assistance, resources, and recommendations for achieving a specific standard. Eligible participants include food regulatory programs operating at the state, local, tribal, and territorial level.
      • 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

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 State Bill Tracking 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))

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))

Climate Preparedness Week   - During September 24–30 each year, we mark Climate Preparedness Week, dedicated to learning, service, and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather)

    • + 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)