Public Health News

Posted on April 27, 2010

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National Ag Safety Database (NASD)
http://www.nasdonline.org/index.html
Provides prevention information and educational materials on agricultural safety and health. Informational materials include fact sheets, training materials, PowerPoint presentations, video references, and on-line videos.

New CDC Report Tells How to Design Communities to Support Good Health
http://fridayletter.asph.org/article_view.cfm?FLE_Index=12521&FL_Index=1617
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) illustrates the importance of considering public health factors—such as physical activity, respiratory and mental health, water quality, social equity, healthy aging and social capital—when creating the built environment.

West Virginia Rural Health Research Center Conducting Survey to Help Develop Environmental Health Competency Guide
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=z2_2fjWx4bhplFJL4fFo_2f4DQ_3d_3d
Environmental health, public health, primary care, rural health, and other stakeholders can provide feedback on a draft list of core environmental health competencies by taking an online survey.

Multidisciplinary Environmental Health Provider Competencies

http://wvrhrc.hsc.wvu.edu/projects/2009/persily/
Describes a study that seeks to develop a competency guide that will address competencies that are essential for providing environmentally conscious care. After existing standards have been identified from multiple entities, a national consensus conference will be convened to identify competencies that are common across professions and disciplines, and to develop a Multidisciplinary Environmental Health Provider Competency Guide.
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