Get involved. Become a CMAHC member. Join us for the CMAHC conference.
CDC invites you to join the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code and add your voice, in person or virtually, to the chorus of public health and industry experts at the first Vote on the Code biennial conference, October 6-7, 2015. The CMAHC exists solely to promote and sustain the Model Aquatic Health Code. Unlike other codes, the MAHC is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it vote on its content every other year through membership in the CMAHC. These proposed changes are then passed by the CMAHC to CDC to advise CDC on how the MAHC needs to change to keep up with the latest science and best practices.
CDC has worked with public health, academia, and aquatics industry representatives across the United States on developing the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), a voluntary guidance document to prevent drowning, injuries, and the spread of recreational water illnesses at public swimming pools and spas. The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC), a non-profit organization, was created to work in partnership with CDC to ensure that the MAHC is regularly improved and updated to keep pace with the latest science, industry advances, and public health findings.
The CMAHC Technical Review Committee has completed a review of all proposed MAHC changes received in February 2015. All completed and final Change Request (CR) reviews, revisions, and member comments are now posted for viewing and commenting on the CMAHC website. Members are invited to comment on any proposed CRs or reviews. The CMAHC conference will include presentation of key CRs, the technical review, and summaries of member comments that are received by Thursday, September 30, as well as time for caucusing on the CRs and some floor discussion. The CMAHC will continue to accept comments through October 23 to help finalize the CRs, and electronic voting will start one month after the conference ends.
Help promote aquatic health, safety, and recreation. Join the CMAHC as a member and participate (in-person or online) in the Vote on the Code Biennial Conference on October 6 – 7, 2015. It is your expertise that drives this important guidance.