Environmental public health performance standards (Version 2.0)
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Environmental public health performance standards (Version 2.0)

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    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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