Environmental Health Epidemiology
What is environmental health?
Environmental Health (EH) is the branch of public health protection that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health.
EH is also a field of science that studies how the environment influences human health and disease.
What is environmental epidemiology?
The study of the relationship between environmental exposures and human health.
What is the mission of the Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau (EHEB)?
To reduce the prevalence of environmentally-related adverse health outcomes
What do we do?
- Conduct surveillance of relevant, prioritized health outcomes
- Identify environmental exposures of concern
- Implement public health promotion through evidence-based approaches
- Incorporate evaluation into our work
What environmental health topics does EHEB cover?
The topics can vary but the primary focus areas are:
- Lead poisoning prevention
- Occupational health
- Healthy homes
- System of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data (Environmental Public Health Tracking).
Want to learn more about environmental health?
- Environmental Public Health Tracking: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/PublicHealthTracking/
- Ten Essential EH Services: link to community EH resources page
- General information: http://www.cdc.gov/Environmental/
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