Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

NHSPI[TM}: Hatching a Plan for Environmental Health

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

NHSPI[TM}: Hatching a Plan for Environmental Health

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With the help of NEHA Region 7 Vice President Tim Hatch, the environmental health community is actively engaging in further development of the National Health Security Preparedness Index[TM] (NHSPI[TM]) (www.nhspi.org). The 2014 NHSPI will feature an expanded focus on the role of environmental health in preparedness.

NEHA and other environmental health partners are championing the charge to bring more measures of environmental health preparedness into NHSPI. Hatch, environmental programs, planning, and logistics director at the Alabama Department of Public Health's Center for Emergency Preparedness, has been appointed to the NHSPI Environmental Health Task Force as a subject-matter expert representing NEHA. In addition to NEHA, representatives from seven other organizations are adding their voices to the expansion of environmental health in NHSPI including the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Center for Environmental Health, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the Environmental Health Partnership Council, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness. …

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