Healthy Homes & Communities
The scope of environmental health work includes both indoor and outdoor spaces as well as community planning and design. Environmental health practitioners often work with community planners, policy makers, public health nurses, and building supervisors to ensure that public health is protected, both in their home and outside.
Health Impact Assessments (HIA) is a fast-growing field that helps policy makers make decisions by bringing together scientific data, health expertise and public input to identify the potential—and often overlooked—health effects of proposed new laws, regulations, projects and programs.
Healthy Homes programs focus on the importance of family and children's health within their home. Whether it is radon infiltration of the presence of vectors or other public health pests, creating a living environment that is free from potential irritants and contaminants allows families and children to thrive.
NEHA Partners with HUD for Annual Conference
NEHA is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to bring you the NEHA 2018 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference, June 25–28, 2018, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California.
This joint conference is the nexus for environmental health education, training, networking, and career advancement. By attending you will gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to help solve your organization’s daily and strategic challenges and improve your bottom-line results. You can also earn continuing education (CE) credits to maintain your professional credential(s).
Included within the major environmental health and healthy homes topics are emerging issues such as medical marijuana, the opioid crisis, and workforce management and development.