Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative Environmental Health Guide The environment we live in is constantly affecting our health. Environmental Health is committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards. Environmental Health is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health supportive environments. Healthy People 2020 focuses on six themes of environmental health that include outdoor air quality, surface and ground water quality, toxic substances and hazardous wastes, home and communities, infrastructure and surveillance, and global environmental health. Maintaining a healthy environment is important in increasing the quality and years of a healthy life.
The Region V GLPHTC has gathered a list of existing resources available on the content area of Environmental Public Health. This list will be revised on a continual basis to provide the most recent national resources. For an accessible version of the document below, please contact the Great Lakes Public Health Initiative.
Vanderburgh County Health Department Success Story | September 22, 2016 The Vanderburgh County Health Department’s Switch2Health coalition was selected as Indiana’s population health success story by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative (PHTC). Switch2Health demonstrated excellence by significantly increasing vaccination rates through the integration of public health and primary care. Using the Institute of Medicine’s framework for improving population health, their work on community collaboration, shared use of data, aligned leadership, and sustained systems integration has been a great success in Indiana!
Climate Change Presentation for Earth Hour 2016 | March 19, 2016 Stephen Jay, MD, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Professor Emeritus, describes the most pressing public health threat of our time: climate change. He provides concrete recommendations for how we can slow the progression of disease, soil erosion, rising sea levels and heat indexes, and associated costs.
HIV: Early Issues And Protections | April 10, 2015 A panel of experts from Indiana University, including representatives from the School of Nursing, the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, the School of Public Health-Bloomington/Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, the School of Medicine, the McKinney School of Law, and the Center for Bioethics, as well as experts from Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, discuss Indiana's emergency response to HIV outbreaks.