Environmental Public Health

Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role

— April 2011

This is a practical guidebook intended to be a useful tool to help prepare the public health community for the challenges of climate change. It is a translation of a six-part webinar series hosted by APHA and CDC.

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A hand holding a food temperature device in an open fridge full of foodCreating a Safe Food System for America

— October 2009 

This brief summarizes the health and cost impacts of foodborne illness in the U.S. and outlines needed policy changes.

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A close-up of an elderly African-African man looking off into the distance while smilingAmerica Breathing Easier: Working Together, We Can Alleviate the Burden of Asthma and Keep America Breathing Easier

— May 2009 

This booklet provides a summary of the state of asthma in the U.S. and highlights the role of CDC’s asthma control program in helping to combat this important public health issue.

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Oil-contaminated watersATSDR: Safeguarding Communities from Chemical Exposures report

— October 2009

This report provides an overview of the essential roles and services of ATSDR in addressing community environmental exposures.

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A lab technician with a mask examining a test tubeProtecting America’s Health: Federal Chemical Safety System

— November 2009

This brochure highlights the complex federal chemical protection system by outlining the primary roles of the various agencies and programs.

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