In California, Community Advocates Have a Seat at the Table

What is a “roundtable”? It’s more than a circular surface to host meals or hold a meeting. For the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the term has come to mean a way to bring together environmental health experts and community advocates to meet, share their stories, and learn from each other. As with King Read More >

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Get the Lead Out: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2014

Joseph and Gwen Porter are so excited. For several years they have been looking for an older home they can afford. They’ve found a charming 1930s bungalow in a beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood with plenty of room for their three children. But when they read the seller’s disclosure required by law, they are surprised to learn Read More >

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Fourth Anniversary of the National ALS Registry

It’s been an incredible year for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) awareness! Not since Lou Gehrig made his famous “Luckiest Man on Earth” speech in 1939 has so much public attention been focused on ALS. Learn how the National ALS Registry is helping scientists learn more about this mysterious disease. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge During Read More >

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Voices from the Field Featuring Brian Hubbard

My name is Brian Hubbard, and I am a health scientist in CDC’s Environmental Health Services Branch. Read on to learn how I worked directly with the Haitian government to improve water sanitation efforts. Global access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene education can reduce illness and death from disease, leading to improved Read More >

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Tracking Developmental Disabilities and the Environment

October 6 is Child Health Day. NCEH’s Environmental Health Tracking Branch provides valuable data on children’s health by tracking developmental disabilities and other children’s environmental health issues. Developmental Disabilities Did you know that environmental factors can affect and contribute to developmental disabilities? The most commonly known causes of developmental disabilities are genetic and social, but Read More >

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