We are pleased to provide these courses sponsored by the:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Center for Environmental Health
- Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services
- Environmental Health Services Branch
- in Conjunction with National Environmental Health Association
These programs are made available to you for viewing and CE Credits at no cost.
To register for the programs click here. This will register you for all CDC programs now available. As new programs become available, you will automatically be allowed access to them. After completing the short registration form, you will receive an email with your Username and Password which will allow you access to the program.
Please note – if you are a NEHA Member, you are already registered for these courses and do not need to register again. Please simply log in with your Username and Password and click on the course title – within the CDC Sponsored Programs Category.
To view the program, return to this website, click on “Attend Courses,” log in with your Username and Password, then click on the course title.
To obtain NEHA Approved CE Credits, take the online quizzes (located at the same online page for viewing the program). You will then be able to download and print your Course Completion Certificate.
Courses Now Available:
Environmental Public Health Tracking 101 – 4 CE Credits
Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data on environmental hazards, exposures to those hazards, and health effects that may be related to the exposures. The goal of tracking is to provide information that can be used to plan, apply, and evaluate actions to prevent and control environmentally related diseases. CDC is currently leading the initiative to build a National EPHT Network, to integrate these three types of data into a standardized electronic network. This course gives an overview of the major components of Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT).
Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response – 12 CE Credits
This introductory level training addresses a range of environmental health topics commonly faced in response to emergency events. The training helps prepare practitioners with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to environmental health issues. The training includes a combination of lecture, hands-on, and demonstration components. You will learn about emergency response aspects such as assessing shelter operations, food, water, wastewater, building environments, and vector control. The training is intended for environmental health, safety, or industrial hygiene professionals from federal, state, and local programs with the responsibility to perform one or a combination of the following functions in an emergency response: food services / sanitation / vector control / drinking water / wastewater / institutional sanitation / safety inspections.
The National Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (NEPHPS), built upon the 10 essential environmental health services are viewed as the primary tool for strengthening the nation’s environmental public health infrastructure. Endorsed by several national agencies and professional associations, they are being used to build capacity, consistency, and accountability within and across the nation’s environmental public health system. Through this hands-on workshop, participants have the opportunity to pursue national excellence by implementing these standards at their own agencies. You will learn about the standards and their application to day-to-day activities, complete the agency self-assessment instrument, identify you own agency capacity gaps, and learn about and share best practices aimed at improving program capacity. Participants will be able to put together an action plan to address gaps, and an ongoing evaluation.
Biology and Control of Insects and Rodents Workshop – 12 CE Credits
This program includes lecture and group discussion on the biology of insects and rodents of public health significance; effective physical and chemical insect and rodent control methods (including integrated pest and sanitation management); and insect and rodent-borne diseases of pubic health significance, including possible Bioterror agents. This program is sponsored by the Environmental Health Services Branch of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. Topics include: Vector-borne Diseases of Public Health Importance / Vector-borne Diseases of Bio-terror Agents / Integrated Pest Management / Health Effects of Pesticides / Mosquito Control / Biology and Control of Rodents / Biology of Ticks and Mites / Tick Control for Lyme Disease Prevention / Miscellaneous Pests / Vector Control and the Built Environment