September 25, 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 illness and injury through evidence-based guidance. Our vision is “Healthy and Safe Aquatic Experiences for Everyone.” Read below for the latest information.
MAHC 1st Edition launched in August
Last month, CDC released the nation’s first voluntary guidelines based on science and best practices for improving health and safety at swimming pools and other aquatic venues: The Model Aquatic Health Code 1st Edition. States and localities can use the MAHC to create or update existing pool codes to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries.
Web updates and materials
Following the launch of the MAHC 1st Edition, the MAHC website was further expanded to include documents and tools for stakeholders, including:
- MAHC 1st Edition split up by section number to make finding, downloading, and printing the content you are interested in easier
- Additional tools and forms for public health officials and aquatics sector personnel including investigations forms, applications, reporting forms, and MAHC-specific checklists
Two options are now open for participating in the CMAHC organizational meeting on October 8
The Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Organizational Meeting, held Wednesday, October 8 from 8am-2pm PST in Portland, Oregon, will be a unique opportunity for public health, aquatics, and other stakeholders to get in on the ground floor of deciding how this vital national entity will be organized and operated so that it can collect national input on updating the MAHC for relay back to CDC. The meeting will also be seeking volunteers to fill vital roles in the proposed MAHC update submission review and discussion process, and start planning for the first official CMAHC biennial meeting to be held in October 2015.
New! To participate remotely
Live stream attendees can participate fully by asking questions and making comments via the live stream platform. Register for this option by Monday, October 6 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org that you would like to sign up for the CMAHC live stream and providing your full contact information.
To participate in person
DoubleTree by Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
There is no registration fee for this meeting. Register for this FREE organizational meeting by email@example.com. To register for both the CMAHC and the WAHC, go tohttp://www.thewahc.org/. Sign up for CMAHC membership at http://www.cmahc.org/
membership.php. Over 100 people have already signed up to attend the CMAHC meeting, so register while space permits.