Natural Environment


Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

  • This program looks at the importance of scalable and adaptable vector control and zoonotic disease programs at state and territorial health agencies throughout the United States.


    ASTHO is working with the National Association of Vector-Borne Disease Control Officials (NAVCO, formally the SPHVCC). NAVCO develops and maintains close working relationships among state, federal, and other agencies engaged in or bearing upon the field of public health vector control and related problems. It promotes effective health measures in the field of vector control for the well-being of the public, facilitates the promulgation and exchange of technical and applied knowledge among the membership, encourages proper and helpful relationships among the various professions engaged in vector control, promotes effective vector control legislation, and stimulates the development or expansion of vector control efforts in the United States and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Building Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Disease Control Capacity

  • Before the Swarm: Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Vector-Borne Disease Outbreaks
    This document offers practical recommendations for integrating vector control activities into overall preparedness and emergency management efforts.

  • One Health Webinar
    The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.

  • Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Disease Resources
    Resources from ASTHO and around the web.

  • Staff Contact

    Abraham Kulungara, MPH, Director, Environmental Health

    Emma Talkington, Coordinator, Environmental Health