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Designing, Planning, and Building Healthy Communities

Merriam

The health of a community can be measured in all sorts of ways. Public health officials often look at the incidence of disease, but, what about counting the percent of people who live within ½ mile walk of a park entrance? Read More >

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“Chart the Course” — 2016 Summit on Environmental Hazards and Health Effects attendees learn new and innovative strategies to address environmental public health topics

EHHE Summit

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects (EHHE) held its first-ever Summit on Environmental Hazards and Health Effects January 26–29, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More >

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Community environmental health activism in South Gate, Los Angeles County, CA

CEHAT Chairman Josue Gonzalez and CEHAT member Iris Verduzco stand with workshop participants who live adjacent to a polluting site.

Imagine that you are attending a community workshop about cleaning up the environment in your city. Local environmental justice activists are there to explain how the effects of pollution are disproportionately higher in your area than in other parts of the county. Read More >

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

CO Poisoning

When power outages occur after severe weather (such as winter storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Read More >

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Science Begets Curiosity

Photo courtesy of Susan Ingber

Susan Ingber came to CDC not exactly knowing where she fit in. She started out premed, worked in a lab before becoming a science writer, and then went on to study public policy in graduate school. But even with a degree in biology, she felt she had drifted away from science. Read More >

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