June 9, 2014
Thank you for your interest in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), a collaborative effort of public health, academia, and industry working to protect individuals, families, and communities from preventable waterborne diseases and injuries through evidence-based guidance. Our vision is “Healthy and Safe Aquatic Experiences for Everyone.” Read below for the latest information.
Workshop: National Environmental Health Association – July 7, 2014
Springboard to Prevention: The Model Aquatic Health Code, 1st Edition
This workshop at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference (AEC) will present the “knitted” version of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC). The MAHC will be a guidance document that can help local and state authorities update or implement swimming pool and spa codes or standards without having to “recreate the wheel.”
The workshop will cover:
- Common health concerns at aquatic venues
- Key concepts influencing lifeguarding staffing plans
- Secondary disinfection
- A science-based operational and communication support toolkit for aquatic and pool programs
The workshop will be held Monday, July 7, 2014, 1-5pm at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV. Workshop registration is free with a full or one-day conference registration to the NEHA 2014 AEC.
Meeting: Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code – October 8, 2014
This FREE organizational meeting gives public health officials and members of the aquatics industry the unique opportunity to help form the Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC), which will become the preeminent organization for pool and spa standard of care across the country. The CMAHC is a non-profit organization formed to serve the key role of collecting, assessing, and relaying national input on needed revisions to the MAHC back to CDC.
This year’s organizational meeting will:
- Discuss how the CMAHC should be organized
- Discuss how proposed revisions to the MAHC will be submitted
- Discuss how final decisions will be made on recommendations
- Develop a research agenda for advancing the MAHC
The workshop will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 8am-2pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR. Meeting registration is free; email email@example.com. To register for both the CMAHC meeting and the corresponding World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), which will also feature sessions about the MAHC, visit the WAHC website.