Environmental Health

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Overview

  • Environmental health is a key component of public health. Nowhere is the need more evident than in our rural counties throughout the district and Nebraska, where natural disasters, chemical spills, groundwater contamination and agricultural related diseases are an ever-present threat to the health of our citizens. Public Health Solutions has a primary focus on these areas: Indoor Air Quality, Food Safety, Water Quality, Radon, West Nile, Pools and Recreational Water Safety and healthy housing. These are just a few and naturally, if you have a concern around any environmental safety issue, please contact Public Health Solutions’ Environmental Manager.

What type of surveillance is happening in my community?

  • Public health is always monitoring the environment to provide the best possible protection for you and your family. From trapping and sampling mosquitoes during the summer to tracking rates of flu in the fall and winter, your local health department maintains constant vigil to provide up-to-date information that you need to stay healthy and safe.The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publishes a weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) with current trends, data and research related to disease occurrence. To view this report, please visit:www.cdc.gov/mmwrFor more information on disease surveillance or to speak with a local surveillance specialist, please call Public Health Solutions at 402-826-3880.