Healthy Environment

The Healthy Environment section casts a wide net for encouraging people to join. Healthy Environments include many things:

  • Safe and healthy workplace
  • Access to nutrient rich foods
  • Clean and affordable housing
  • Safe drinking water
  • Clean air to breathe

Purpose

Our purpose is to bring together a broad array of people working toward creating and maintaining healthy environments. A healthy environment encompasses the places we work, live, and play. In those places it encourages and sustains the health of current and future populations.

Goals

The Healthy Environment section has only recently formed. Our goals are under discussion by the group. Some ideas under consideration are: 

  • Support and understand relevant state policy proposals
  • Provide a better sense of those in the field and offer a way to share information
  • Create and publicize a state of the state regarding a healthy environment
  • Regular seminars/speakers on healthy environment topics
  • Bridging the gap between historically environmental issues and human health
  • Broadening our group by bridging the gap between regulation and inspection – people working in both areas are working toward a healthy environment
  • Providing resources for communities on specific issues
  • Becoming an information clearing house 

Meetings/Events

Please contact Healthy Environment Section Chair, Emily York for information on upcoming meetings and activities.

Section Leadership

Chair: Emily A. York, MPH

Board Representative: VACANT