Category Archives: Environmental Health

Authors Discuss Highlights of the First 15 Years of Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We sat down with Holly R. Wilson, MHSE, CHES,

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15 Things You Need to Know about Environmental Public Health Tracking

A newly released article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice highlights advances and successes of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Environmental Public Health Tracking Program since it began in 2002. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Tracking Program. In recognition of this milestone, we’ve put together a list of 15 important facts

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A Chilling Experience on the Ice: Large-Scale Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Wisconsin Leads to Improved Outreach and Surveillance Efforts

by Christy Vogt, MPH, CHES and Paul Creswell, PhD It was a chilly December night in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, a summer tourism town of about 3,000 people that lies 45 minutes north of the state capitol, Madison. A hockey game finished at the local ice rink and players were goofing around with parents and friends. The fun stopped suddenly when a player

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Environmentalists Score Big in Their War Against Fracking

by Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health. The regulation of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is highly controversial throughout the United States.

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