EHS Spotlight: Accreditation, Pool Code, Disaster ResourcesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 07/17/2013 01:53 PM EDT
Environmental Health Services (EHS) for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
New EHS Spotlight Features:
PH Accreditation and EPH,
Final Pool Code Module for Comment
Natural Disaster Resources for EH Practitioners,
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Public Health Department Accreditation and Environmental Public Health: Sustaining the Collaboration – Authors LCDR Justin Gerding, Valeria Carlson, and Robin Wilcox describe the process of accreditation for public health departments. EPH is expected to be a major contributor to the accreditation process, and many Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standards and measures specifically involve EPH. This article is published in the July-August 2013 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
- PHAB standards and measures document open for public comment between July 8 and August 9. This document provides guidance for public health departments preparing for accreditation.
Final Model Pool Code Module for Comment: Recirculation Systems and Filtration – This module is a first step toward improving water quality at aquatic facilities and reducing associated health effects. The module was posted for a 60-day public comment period on July 2; it closes on August 31.
Natural Disasters: Resources for EH Practitioners – Links to EHS and CDC resources for environmental health practitioners on disaster preparedness and response.