Environmental Health

Environmental Health

ASTHO’s Environmental Health Program helps state and territorial public health agencies build their capacity to respond to environmental public health challenges. ASTHO provides resources for these agencies on emerging environmental health issues and influences discussions and policymaking around environmental health to ensure the inclusion of state and territorial health perspectives in developing policy.

Built and Synthetic Environment

Strengthening environmental health capacity includes addressing land use and community design, harmful chemical exposure, and environmental threats in built-up areas. Read more »

Food Safety

Ensuring a safe food supply is fundamental to public health. Each year 48 million people are sickened by consuming contaminated food, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. Read more »

Natural Environment

ASTHO helps states combat public health threats in the natural environment that include vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, as well as environmental health threats arising from natural disasters and other emergencies. Read more »

State Environmental Health Directors

The State Environmental Health Directors (SEHD) are an informal peer group supported by ASTHO with the goal of strengthening ties among states and partners and sharing best practices. Read more »

Tracking Environmental Health Hazards

This program supports environmental health programs within state and territorial health agencies, including data and surveillance, connectivity, workforce, performance and marketing. Read more »

Water Safety

ASTHO supports state and territorial health agencies as they confront with water-related issues caused by chemical and biological contaminants, new and emerging contaminants resistant to current treatment methods, deteriorating infrastructures, the threat of intentional contamination, and the effects of climate change. Read more »

Staff

Jim Blumenstock, MA, Chief, Public Health Practice
Kerry Williams, MEM, Senior Director, Environmental Health
Abraham Kulungara, MPH, Director, Environmental Health
Ify Mordi, MPH, Senior Analyst, Environmental Health
Kathleen Dolan, MHS, Senior Analyst, Environmental Health