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NACCHO developed two resources to help local health departments (LHDs) address hazardous waste concerns in their neighborhoods. One uses environmental health education activities to develop partnerships between LHDs and the communities they serve. The other aims to improve interagency collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies and groups working to address hazardous waste sites. The resources were developed through a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Activities Include
Environmental Health Education Needs Assessment Program
Beginning in 1994, NACCHO and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conducted the Environmental Health Education Needs Assessment (EHENA) project. The goal of this project was to protect public health by enhancing and sustaining the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) to prevent or reduce the impact of hazardous substances on affected communities. More »
Public Health Partnerships at Hazardous Waste Sites Program
Workshops and tools have been developed to enhance interagency collaboration at hazardous waste sites by focusing on agency roles and responsibilities, overcoming barriers, and building on successes. More »