CDC’s Environmental Health Capacity (EHC) Initiative
The EHC (https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/ehc/index.html) funding opportunity provides funding to increase the capacity of public health agency and health department EH programs. EH capacity is a crucial part of protecting the nation’s public health. FIHI is in the initial year of the 5-year award. In the long term, EHC recipient findings will be used to improve overall EH practice. As we better identify, understand, and apply evidence-based best practices, we expect to see a reduction in EH hazards. This will demonstrate the value and importance of EH program services and interventions and will enhance public health department EH program performance, capacity, agility, and resilience.
Funding for this project has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-RFA-EH20-2005).