Public Health Resources

Environmental Health

           
  • Hurricane Response Hub   - The Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative is a coordinated effort among federal, state, and local public health organizations to facilitate training, technical assistance, and information sharing to enhance ongoing environmental and occupational health recovery in jurisdictions affected by the 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. (National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI))

    Air

      • + Indoor Air
        • Carbon Monoxide Safety Guides - Safety guides including safety alerts and posters that can be used to help spread consumer product safety information about carbon monoxide dangers.

        • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - Sources of indoor air pollution include oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products, and building materials and furnishings such as asbestos-containing insulation, damp carpets, household cleaning products, and lead-based paints. Through its Indoor Environments Division, the EPA provides hotlines, publications, outreach and other initiatives to improve the quality of air in our homes, schools and offices.

        • Indoor Air Quality State Map - Links to indoor air quality information offices or programs that handle indoor air-related health inquiries for each state in the United States.

        • Indoor Air Quality in Schools - Site provides information on indoor air quality (IAQ) best practices, effective management, renovations, and learning and training for schools.

        • Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Although improvements to ventilation and air cleaning cannot on their own eliminate the risk of airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, EPA recommends precautions to reduce the potential for airborne transmission of the virus.These precautions include increasing ventilation with outdoor air and air filtration as part of a larger strategy that includes social distancing, wearing cloth face coverings or masks, surface cleaning and disinfecting, handwashing, and other precautions.

        • Indoor Environmental Quality - Practical guidance on how to prevent and solve indoor environment problems including sick building syndrome and how to manage buildings for good indoor environmental quality.

        • Tox Town: Indoor Air Pollution - Provides information to learn about possible indoor air pollutants and how these pollutants can increase the risk of illness.

    AIRNow   - Developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Park Service (NPS), and tribal, state, and local agencies to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The Web site offers daily Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Air Topics   - Learn about the many ways air pollution can harm both your health and the atmosphere and what you can do to help protect the air we breath. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Health Effects Institute   - Independent research organization that provides scientific information on the health effects of air pollution. (Health Effects Institute)

    Our Nation's Air (2018)   - Report summarizes the nation's air quality status and trends through 2017. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Smoke Ready Toolbox for Wildfires   - Public health officials can use the resources in the Smoke Ready Toolbox to help educate the public about the risks of smoke exposure and actions people can take to protect their health. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    State of the Air   - Local air quality rankings for cities and counties in the U.S. (American Lung Association)

    Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials   - This document, originally developed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is designed to help local public health officials prepare for smoke events, to take measures to protect the public when smoke is present, and communicate with the public about wildfire smoke and health. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    A Blueprint for Protecting Children's Environmental Health: An Urgent Call to Action   - The Blueprint emphasizes urgent action to make children's health a priority for the US, outlining the steps that are necessary for progress towards protecting children's environmental health, and for developing a solid foundation to support future commitments moving forward. It is a high-level resource that is available to assist leaders in communities and the children's environmental health field in prioritizing the needs of children. (Children's Environmental Health Network)

    America's Children and the Environment (ACE)   - Provides access to quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Asthma (CDC)   - This site contains information on NCEH's Asthma Control Program for children and adolescents, asthma statistics, funding information, and a speaker's kit. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Asthma (EPA)   - This site contains information on environmental triggers of asthma and other upper respiratory illnesses. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Asthma (NCEH)   - This site contains links to numerous resources including a description of CDC's activities related to asthma control, asthma data, asthma resources from other organizations, and resources such as a speaker's kit on asthma. (National Center for Environmental Health, CDC)

    Asthma (NCHS)   - This site contains statistics on asthma and links to other resources on asthma. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Asthma (NEEF)   - The Pediatric Asthma Initiative serves to integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric medical and nursing education and practice through our "Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers" and other pediatric asthma resources (National Environmental Education Foundation)

    CDC Children's Environmental Health   - Data and information about children's environmental health issues including asthma, lead poisoning, cancer, developmental disabilities, and socioeconomic conditions. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Child Health Care Quality Toolbox   - This online resource is intended to help state and local policymakers and program directors and staff answer questions about measuring health care performance in child health programs. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

    Children's Environmental Health   - This site contains a listing of Minnesota's Department of Health extensive programs on children's environmental health including exposure to lead, mercury, pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. (Minnesota Department of Health)

    Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC)   - The Center for Children's Health and the Environment's mission is to promote the health of children by conducting environmental health and policy research. This site contains fact sheets, reports, testimony, and press releases on a variety of children's environmental health issues. (Mount Sinai, School of Medicine)

    Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN)   - CEHN is a national multidisciplinary project dedicated to protect the fetus and the child from environmental hazards and promote a healthy environment. This site provides an overview of children's environmental health issues, a Training Manual on Pediatric Environmental Health, and a resource guide of related programs, projects and organizations.

    Children's Health Resources   - Articles and resources on children's environmental health from NIEHS' open access journal,Environmental Health Perspectives. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

    Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education   - ATSDR created the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education program to encourage thoughtful consideration about where to locate Early Childhood Education programs. It gives towns, cities, and states a framework to adopt practices that will make sure ECE programs are located away from chemical hazards. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

    Council on Environmental Health   - The AAP's Council on Environmental Health focuses on issues relating to environmental health and toxic exposures. This site contains policy statements made by this Council including environmental tobacco smoke, blood lead level, and respiratory hazards for infants and children. (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP))

    Health Information on Asthma   - Information, fact sheets, and other publications for health professionals and the general public on asthma. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH)

    Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children's health and the environment (2017)   - Publication provides a look at the continuing and emerging challenges to children's environmental health, mapping changes in major environmental hazards due to increasing urbanization, industrialization, globalization, and climate change, as well as efforts in the health sector to reduce children's environmental exposures. (World Health Organization (WHO))

    Kids Environment Kids Health   - A resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)   - NCBDDD seeks to promote optimal fetal, infant, and child development; prevent birth defects and childhood developmental disabilities; and enhance the quality of life and prevent secondary conditions among children, adolescents, and adults who are living with a disability. This site contains information on NCBDDD activities on the etiology and prevention of birth defects, including fetal alcohol syndrome and neural tube defects, and the role of environmental factors in children and youth with disabilities. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Pediatric Environment Health Toolkit   - This toolkit provides evidence-based overviews on environmental health hazards, guidance based on child age, examples of everyday environmental interactions for children, and steps clinicians and parents can take to decrease harmful exposure. (Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU))

    Protecting Children's Environmental Health   - This site contains information on environmental factors in childhood cancers, developmental and neurological programs, and health effects of pesticides, metals and other hazardous substances. The site also focuses on current EPA activities in these areas on the local, state, federal, and international levels. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    State Children's Environmental Health Profiles   - CEHN is developing fact sheets that include indicators of environmental hazards, environmental exposure, and child health and development to provide an understanding of children's environmental health at the state level. (Children's Environmental Health Network)

    The Children's Environmental Health Institute (CEHI)   - CEHI is a nonprofit educational organization working to ensure a healthy, just and sustainable future for all children. CEHI's primary mission is to foster collaborative initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate environmental exposures that can undermine the health of current and future generations. The website provides information about the Learning and Developmental Disability Initiative, the Partnership for Children's Health and the Environment, and the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.

    WHO Children's Environmental Health   - This website contains WHO's work on children's environmental health, including national profiles, children's environmental health indicators, capacity building, and collaborative research efforts. The site also provides access to publications, statistics, and fact sheets on children's environmental health. (World Health Organization (WHO))

      • + Dioxins
        • Dioxin - Information about dioxins and dioxin-like compounds.

        • Dioxins - Health and research information on dioxins.

        • Dioxins and PCBs - General information about dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyl congeners (PCBs).

    American Water Resources Association   - The American Water Resources Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to water resources management, research and education. This site includes links to conferences and publications related to water resources.

    CDC Healthy Water   - Provides information on water quality including chemical contaminants in drinking water, well water quality and waterborne diseases. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Cyanobacteria Assessment Network Mobile Application (CyAN app)   - EPA's Cyanobacteria Assessment Network mobile application (CyAN app) is an easy-to-use and customizable app that provides access to algal bloom satellite data for over 2,000 of the largest lakes and reservoirs across the United States. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Database of Literature on Oil Spills and Public Health   - A searchable literature review, in spreadsheet format, on the health impacts of oil spills. The objective of the review, first published in 2016 and updated in May 2019, was to identify both what was already known about the effects of oil spills and gaps in our knowledge. (Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC))

    Drinking Water Action Plan   - The EPA has released an action plan to increase safety and reliability of drinking water with six priority areas: clean water equity, increased transparency, reducing lead risks, addressing unregulated contaminants, strengthening source water protection, and advancing oversight for the Safe Drinking Water Act. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox   - This toolbox includes instructions on how to prepare for communication activities before an incident, how to communicate during an incident, templates and tools to use, and recommendations for follow-up actions and assessments after an incident. The purpose of the toolbox is to enable water systems to communicate effectively with partners, stakeholders, and the public in the event of a drinking water advisory in order to protect public health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative   - This site provides information and resources to help communities facilitate full lead service line replacement, including a roadmap for public health professionals to promote clean water and engage their communities. (Children's Environmental Health Network)

    The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): An All-inclusive Model Public Swimming Pool and Spa Code   - The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a voluntary guidance document based on science and best practices that can help local and state authorities and the aquatics sector make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer. States and localities can use the MAHC to create or update existing pool codes to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Water Finance Clearinghouse   - A web portal to help communities locate information and resources that will assist them in making informed decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. Clearinghouse includes two searchable databases: one of available funding sources for water infrastructure and the other resources, reports, weblinks, and webinars on financing mechanisms and approaches that can help communities access capital to meet their water infrastructure needs. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Water Topics   - The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Water and Agriculture Information Center (WAIC)   - The Center collects, organizes, and provides access to scientific findings, educational methodologies, and public policy issues related to water quality and agriculture. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

    Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene   - WHO works on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene where the health burden is high, where interventions could make a major difference and where the present state of knowledge is poor. (World Health Organization (WHO))

    Western Waters Digital Library   - Provides access to digital collections of significant primary and secondary resources on water in the western United States. (Greater Western Library Alliance)

    What’s in Our Water? New Research on Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water and Their Public Health Implications   - On this week's episode of On the Evidence, we speak with Cindy Hu, a data scientist at Mathematica, who studies how humans are exposed to and affected by this class of emerging contaminants in drinking water. We discuss the prevalence of these chemicals in our drinking water, as well as their health implications and ways to address them through public policy. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

    ATSDR Toxic Substances Portal   - Access to information about toxic substances, related health effects, and exposure risks. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

    Analyzing the Life Cycle of Chemicals   - EPA is combining different types of data to characterize impacts of chemicals to human health and the environment. The research is generating chemical, biological and toxicological information to advance the understanding of relationships between chemical characteristics and potential impacts of use. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Comptox Chemicals Dashboard   - Dashboard provides a searchable interface to over 875,000 chemical structures, including bioactivity, toxicity, exposure, and literature. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Haz-Map   - Occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents.

    NLM Resources on Toxicology   - Provides access to all of NLM's toxicology databases including TOXNET and other resources for professionals, students and the public. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

    National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)   - The mission of the National Center for Toxicological Research is to conduct peer-reviewed scientific research that supports and anticipates the FDA's current and future regulatory needs. This involves fundamental and applied research specifically designed to define biological mechanisms of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the FDA. This research is aimed at understanding critical biological events in the expression of toxicity and at developing methods to improve assessment of human exposure, susceptibility and risk. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

    National Toxicology Program (NTP)   - The NTP is an interagency program whose mission is to evaluate agents of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology. The program maintains an objective, science-based approach in dealing with critical issues in toxicology and is committed to using the best science available to prioritize, design, conduct, and interpret its studies. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

    PubMed Toxicology Subset   - PubMed search strategy specific to journal articles on toxicology. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

    Tox Town   - An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances and environmental health risks. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

    ToxFAQs   - ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances excerpted from ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and Public Health Statements. Each fact sheet serves as a quick and easy- to-understand guide. Answers are provided to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found at hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

    Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program   - The TRI database contains information concerning waste management activities and the release of toxic chemicals by facilities that manufacture, process, or use toxic materials. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19   - Planning and preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters can be stressful, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know how the COVID-19 pandemic can affect disaster preparedness and recovery, and what you can do to keep yourself and others safe. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    OSHA COVID-19 Webpage   - This webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus pandemic. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—officially named SARS-CoV-2, which causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL)

    America's Children and the Environment (ACE)   - Provides access to quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program   - Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation of data about environmental hazards, exposure to environmental hazards, and human health effects potentially related to exposure to environmental hazards. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Community Reception Center Electronic Data Collection Tool (CRC eTool)   - The CRC eTool is designed to collect, analyze, visualize, and securely exchange population monitoring data, including demographics, radiation contamination measurements, radiation exposure assessment, and health outcomes. It is created using the Epi Info™ 7 platform and can be implemented using a local area network to include laptops, tablets, and cell phones. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST)   - The Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST) provides access to resources that can be used to help communities learn more about their environmental issues and risks. Users can view a community's environment, compare community environmental conditions, explore and learn about environmental issues, plan projects with community guides, and participate in the C-FERST User Forum. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Data Resources   - CDC's one-stop shop for environmental public health data. This site provides a reference list of nationally funded data systems that have a relationship to environmental public health. (National Center for Environmental Health, CDC)

    EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE)   - EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) is an interactive resource that shows how the condition of the environment and human health in the United States is changing over time. The ROE presents the best available indicators of national trends in five theme areas of interest to EPA: Air, Water, Land, Human Exposure and Health, and Ecological Condition. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    EnviroAtlas   - Interactive resources that allow users to discover, analyze, and download data, maps, and other information on ecosystems. EnviroAtlas can be used to inform decision-making at multiple scales. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    EnviroMapper for Envirofacts   - The EnviroMapper for Envirofacts tool combines interactive maps and aerial photography to display various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    GIS at the CDC   - Online spatial data access system that provides members of the public health community and general public access to spatial data that is pertinent to the analysis and exploration of public health issues. (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC, HHS)

    Healthy People 2010 Data: DATA2010   - DATA2010 is an interactive database system developed by staff of the Division of Health Promotion Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010 goals. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)

    Heat & Health Tracker   - The CDC Heat & Health Tracker provides local heat and health information so communities can better prepare for and respond to extreme heat events. Use the search function to explore how extreme heat affects your county, populations that are at risk, and resources for response. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH)   - Online tool for researchers that offers centralized access to metadata ‐ standardized contextual information ‐ about thousands of government-held datasets related to health, the environment, and climate-science. (U.S. Global Change Research Program)

    MyEnvironment   - Search application tool that provides a cross-section of federal, state, and local environmental information based on a user's location. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network   - The Tracking Network brings together health data and environment data from national, state, and city sources and provides supporting information to make the data easier to understand. The Tracking Network has data and information on environments and hazards, health effects, and population health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Quantifying Environmental Health Impacts   - Provides links to global estimates of burden of disease caused by the environment and occupational risks, assessment of disease burden at national and local levels, methods for quantifying environmental health impacts, and cost-effectiveness of interventions. (World Health Organization (WHO))

    Sustainable Community Indicator Catalog   - Catalog helps communities identify indicators that can measure progress toward their sustainability objectives. The indicators in this catalog focus on the relationships among land use, housing, transportation, human health, and the environment. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program   - The TRI database contains information concerning waste management activities and the release of toxic chemicals by facilities that manufacture, process, or use toxic materials. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Drinking Water Grants   - A listing of grants from the EPA to improve drinking water quality. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)   - This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications for Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC). As intellectual hubs for environmental health research, the EHS CC is expected to be the thought leaders for the field and advance the goals of the NIEHS Strategic Plan (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/).The Core Centers provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services and/or resources, to groups of investigators conducting environmental health sciences research. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

    Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages   - This program helps remote Alaskan villages provide safe, reliable drinking water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

    Grants for Testing Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Child Care Centers   - Section 2107 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) establishes the "Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water" grant to award funding to states and tribes to "assist local and tribal educational agencies in voluntary testing for lead contamination in drinking water at schools and child care programs." (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    International Research in Infectious Diseases (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   - The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for support of high-priority, regionally relevant infectious disease research by international investigators in resource-constrained countries. Applicant organizations must be headquartered in foreign (non-U.S.) resource-constrained countries (i.e. low-income economies, lower-middle-income economies, and upper-middle-income economies by World Bank Classification). Eligibility status of applicant organizations will be determined by this World Bank Classification list at application submission date. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

    Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   - This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is intended to support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. The primary motivation of the FOA is to understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

    NIEHS Research Intensive Short Courses and Educational Opportunities (NIEHS RISE) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   - The intent of this FOA is to encourage applications to develop and conduct short-term research education activities with the goal of providing training to improve knowledge and skills needed to conduct environmental health research. Short courses submitted under this FOA are expected to include relevant intensive hands-on training in environmental health science topics. In addition to in-person instruction, courses that incorporate innovative or novel education models, such as project-based learning or virtual instruction, are encouraged. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)

      • + Fellowships
        • ANHE Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship - Fellowship is designed to increase the capacity of nurses to address environmental and health equity issues in collaboration with communities, agencies, and public health and nursing organizations. The Fellowship will have a particular emphasis on climate change and health equity, but will include content on a variety of environmental health topics such as chemical exposures; food, air, and water quality; energy and health; and environmental justice.

        • Environmental Health Traineeship and Fellowship Programs - The programs provide travel for current laboratory staff to attend relevant conferences or trainings, or short-term (1-6 week) specialized training in environmental health technology and testing methods at another state health department, NCEH/CDC, or other state or federal agencies (such as ATSDR, EPA, NIEHS or NIOSH).

        • National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) - The purpose of NEPHIP is to encourage environmental health students to consider careers at state, tribal, or local environmental public health departments following graduation. Through this internship program, students will be exposed to the exciting career opportunities, benefits, and challenges of working with environmental public health agencies throughout the U.S.

    Disaster Epi Training Online and eLearning Modules   - To aid in effective planning for disasters, NCEH has developed multiple eLearning courses that highlight the public health-related effects of disasters. The course is made up of 4 related modules: (1) Public Health Impacts of Disasters, (2) Public Health Emergency Management, (3) Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER), and (4) Disaster Surveillance. These modules are designed to help the public health and emergency workforce better prepare for and respond to disasters. (National Center for Environmental Health, CDC)

    Center for Environmental Health   - The Center for Environmental Health's mission is to protect the public from environmental and consumer health hazards. The Center's efforts include environmental justice, reducing the use of toxic chemicals, supporting communities in their quest for a safer environment, and corporate accountability.

    Center for Science in the Public Interest   - Independent science-based organization that works to educate the public and advocate for government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on nutrition, food safety, health and environmental issues.

    EPA Laws & Regulations   - Major statutes and laws that form the legal basis for the programs of the EPA. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Environment and Health   - The Natural Resources Defense Council is an environmental action organization that works to protect the planet's wildlife and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

    Environment and Natural Resources (NCSL)   - This site contains links to publications, videos, and webcasts on policy and legislation related to environmental health. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

    Environmental Health State Bill Tracking Database   - The database tracks state legislation addressing environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

    Environmental Integrity Project   - The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) focuses on ensuring that laws designed to protect the public are enforced, helping the public access environmental data, and elevating citizens' voices in the media, legislature, and environmental agencies that were established to protect them.

    Environmental Justice   - Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This site provides information on environmental justice and links to compliance and enforcement resources and data tools. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    National Healthy Housing Standard (2014)   - Health-focused property maintenance policy targeting existing homes in the United States. The Standard can be adopted as a regulation by government agencies and as a voluntary best practice by any property owner. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

    Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Environment & Health   - PSR's Environment and Health Program addresses an array of environmental health issues relevant to health professionals in the United States and around the globe. This site contains information on toxics, children's environmental health, air pollution, chronic disease, and drinking water. (Physicians for Social Responsibility)

    Safer States Bill Tracker   - Interactive map provides pending and adopted state legislation regarding hazardous chemicals, materials, and environmental toxins. (Safer States)

    Climate Preparedness Week   - During September 24–30 each year, we mark Climate Preparedness Week, dedicated to learning, service, and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather)

      • + Fellowships and Internships
        • National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) - The purpose of NEPHIP is to encourage environmental health students to consider careers at state, tribal, or local environmental public health departments following graduation. Through this internship program, students will be exposed to the exciting career opportunities, benefits, and challenges of working with environmental public health agencies throughout the U.S.

    AIHA's CareerAdvantage   - Online job board that connects industrial hygienists (IH) and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) job seekers with employers across all industries. (American Industrial Hygiene Association)

    EPA Careers   - EPA offers a wide range of opportunities to talented, energetic people to help protect the environment. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

    Jobs at NIEHS   - Employment opportunities for environmental health scientists, post docs, and students. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH)