The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Calls for an Increased Focus on Improved Recreational Water Safety
NACCHO, the national organization representing local public health departments across the United States, released Statement of Policy 15-01 calling for a renewed focus on improving recreational water safety. The statement emphasizes the importance of pool inspection and other recreational water safety activities at local health departments and specifically mentions the Model Aquatic Health Code as a tool health departments can use to decrease waterborne injury and illness and promote healthy swimming. The NACCHO Statement of Policy includes recommendations for improvements in regulatory oversight, water testing, funding, training, community education, and communication between partners. This is followed by a comprehensive justification for these recommendations.
Read the full Statement of Policy on the NACCHO website.
For more information on recreational water safety, visit CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) website:http://www.cdc.gov/