Environmental Public Health
The Environmental Public Health Service Area collaborates closely with local, county, regional, state, and national officials to address the needs and concerns of our residents and community partners. We are the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of our natural and manmade environment that may affect our health and the ways in which we impact the environment.
A dedicated and highly-educated staff, which includes registered sanitarians, registered nurses, a watershed coordinator, and a health educator, work daily to prevent environmental health hazards and to protect and promote public health.
Click here to access the Environmental Public Health staff directory.
Core activities include but are not limited to: consultation, coordination, data collection and management, education, emergency preparedness and response, enforcement, integration of related public health disciplines to attack the burdens of chronic disease, investigation, monitoring and prevention.
The following areas encompass our scope of responsibilities:
- Air Pollution
- Chemical Exposures
- Climate Change
- Community Noise Control
- Disease and Exposure Investigations
- Drinking Water Quality
- Electromagnetic Radiation Control
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Food Protection
- Indoor Air Quality
- Injury Prevention
- Institutional Environmental Health
- Land Use
- Nuisance Abatement
- On-site Septic Systems
- Recreational Swimming Areas and Waters
- Solid, Liquid, and Hazardous Materials Management
- Vector Control
- Watershed Management