Public Health Resources

Environmental Health

           

Environmental Health Checklists for Foodborne Illness Outbreaks   - The Minnesota Food Safety Center of Excellence has developed three new checklists for environmental health specialists. The checklists provide guidance for EH staff responding to a suspected bacterial intoxication outbreak, a Campylobacter illness at a restaurant, and a Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness at a restaurant. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

How Communities are Promoting Health and Responding to Climate Change   - Across the United States, people are recognizing that climate change is a major threat to any vision of a healthy future. They are responding by developing solutions to not only avoid the health harms from climate change, but also actively improve health and limit climate change. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 20-26, 2019   - Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

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).

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)

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))

Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox   - This toolbox includes instructions on how to prepare for communication activities before an incident, how to communicate during an incident, templates and tools to use, and recommendations for follow-up actions and assessments after an incident. The purpose of the toolbox is to enable water systems to communicate effectively with partners, stakeholders, and the public in the event of a drinking water advisory in order to protect public health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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))

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)

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

FY 2019 Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water   - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants as described in Section III.A to provide training and technical assistance for small public water systems to help such systems achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and to provide training and technical assistance for small publicly owned wastewater systems, communities served by onsite/decentralized wastewater systems, and private well owners to improve water quality under the Clean Water Act (CWA). (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages   - This program helps remote Alaskan villages provide safe, reliable drinking water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

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)

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)

Pregnancy as a Vulnerable Time Period for Women's Health (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   - The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to accelerate multidisciplinary research projects studying the effects of environmental chemicals on maternal physiology, and endocrine and metabolic functions during and shortly after pregnancy, as well as potential long-term maternal health effects caused by environmental exposures. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

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)

    • + 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.
      • 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.
    • + Upcoming Events

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)