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Environmental public health performance standards (Version 2.0)
  • Published Date:
    May 2014
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  • Description:
    Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Background -- Value and Benefits of the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards -- 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services 8 Instructions for Using the EnvPHPS -- Essential Service #1: Monitor Environmental and Health Status to Identify and Solve Community Environmental Health Problems -- Essential Service #2: Diagnose and Investigate Environmental Health Problems and Health Hazards in the Community -- Essential Service #3: Inform, Educate, and Empower People and Communities about Environmental Health Issues -- Essential Service #4: Mobilize Community Partnerships to Identify and Solve Environmental Health Problems -- Essential Service #5: Develop Policies and Plans That Support Individual and Community Environmental Health Efforts -- Essential Service #6: Enforce Laws and Regulations that Protect Health and Ensure Safety -- Essential Service #7: Link People to Needed Environmental Health Services and Assure the Provision of Environmental Health Services When Otherwise Unavailable -- Essential Service #8: Assure a Competent Environmental Health Workforce -- Essential Service #9: Evaluate the Effectiveness, Accessibility, and Quality of Personal and Population Based Environmental Health Services -- Essential Service #10: Research for New Insights and Innovative Solutions to Environmental Health Problems and Issues.

    Environmental health programs can use the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (EnvPHPS) to improve environmental health services delivered in their community This document provides background information on the standards and instructions for completing the assessment

    The EnvPHPS establish a set of standards that describe the level of performance and capacity to which all environmental health systems (EH System) and programs should

    aspire The standards describe activities, actions, and processes an EH System or program should perform to optimally provide the Essential Environmental Public Health Services The assessment results can be used to determine action needed to improve capacity to perform the essential services The instrument is designed to be used at multiple levels For instance, it can be used to

    • focus on a particular programmatic area of shared concern such as safe drinking water or vector control,

    • assess a division or department, or

    • assess the environmental health system as a whole, involving health department organizations, other government agencies, and external organizations such as nonprofit groups, industry, academia, and community groups

    The primary goal of the EnvPHPS is to promote continuous improvement of environmental public health Implementation of the EnvPHPS is intended to foster improvement at the state, tribal, local, territorial, and national levels by building

    • Capacity to provide the ten Essential Environmental Public Health Services, • Community accountability for environmental public health services, and

    • Consistency of services across EH Systems or programs.


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