The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has unveiled an addition to its EHS website: resources organized by essential services. The CDC says it’s a place to find tools to help your program fill performance gaps and contribute to larger performance improvement efforts such as voluntary public health accreditation. This list provides our resources indexed by the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.
To learn more about these services and other tools supporting environmental health involvement in performance improvement, explore the CDC's new performance improvement resource page.
1. Monitor environmental and health status to identify and solve community environmental public health problems
2. Diagnose and investigate environmental public health problems and health hazards in the community
3. Inform, educate, and empower people about environmental public health issues
4. Mobilize community partnerships and actions to identify and solve environmental health problems
5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community environmental public health efforts
6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect environmental public health and ensure safety
Note: EHSB/CDC is not a regulatory agency. The following EHSB resource may be useful for agencies responsible for enforcing laws and regulations.
7. Link people to needed environmental public health services and assure the provision of environmental public health services when otherwise unavailable
· Technical assistance requests and environmental investigations
8. Assure a competent environmental public health workforce
· Biology and Control of Insects and Rodents in partnership with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
· Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests: The Importance of Integrated Pest Management in partnership with NEHA
· Control of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Tickborne Diseases through Integrated Pest Management in partnership with NEHA
· Cooperative agreement with Association of Environmental Health Accredited Programs
· National Environmental Public Health Internship Program in partnership with NEHA