Preparedness

Healthy Homes Webinars

Protecting Homes during High Wind Weather Events

 

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) along with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) presented our first webinar in a 3-part series about protecting homes and health during extreme weather events. Housing will need to play a central role in our response to a changing climate, both in terms of mitigation (e.g., energy efficient homes that reduce emissions), and also adaptation so that people can be safe before, during, and after extreme weather events like extreme heat, extreme cold, hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires, which are increasing in frequency and intensity.

This first webinar was moderated by Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine at the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute of University of Louisville, and featured presenters from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Presenters discussed high wind events (including hurricanes and their subsequent flooding) and their impact on homes. Topics of discussion included how local, state, and national organizations are working to ensure disaster survivors including households with low incomes, people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and other marginalized communities have the resources they need to fully recover. We also explored the disproportionate risk of hurricanes and coastal flooding events on rental units and the impact of natural disasters on renters concerns about their health and safety.

This webinar series was made possible and is funded through a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NEHA.

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Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will be holding an Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Operations course on April 3-9, May 1-7, July 24-30, August 21-27 at its training facilities in Anniston, AL. The EHTER Ops training is a five-day course which provides participants with the operations-level knowledge and skills needed to respond to incidents of natural- or human-caused disaster and to use appropriate protocols and equipment to achieve mission objectives.

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response - Operations Level Course

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will be holding an Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Operations course on April 3-9, May 1-7, July 24-30, August 21-27 at its training facilities in Anniston, AL. The EHTER Ops training is a five-day course which provides participants with the operations-level knowledge and skills needed to respond to incidents of natural- or human-caused disaster and to use appropriate protocols and equipment to achieve mission objectives.

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will be holding an Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Operations course on April 3-9, May 1-7, July 24-30, August 21-27 at its training facilities in Anniston, AL. The EHTER Ops training is a five-day course which provides participants with the operations-level knowledge and skills needed to respond to incidents of natural- or human-caused disaster and to use appropriate protocols and equipment to achieve mission objectives.

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Environmental Health Professionals: Your Army of Unseen Protectors

Who makes sure that our food, water, air, homes, and communities are safe? We know that it’s environmental health professionals, but to most people, our work goes unnoticed. Fortunately, Americans trust that their water is safe to drink, or that the restaurant they are eating from is clean, but they don’t consider how that happens.

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