Environmental Public Health Week was established in 2003 in order to recognize the work of environmental public health professionals (EPHPs), such as certified public health inspectors, certified environmental health officers and other allied environmental/public health occupations across Canada.
Environmental Public Health Week, set for September 24-30, 2012, has been planned as an annual week of recognition with the date corresponding with World Environmental Health Day. This year's theme is Healthy Places, Healthy People.
Prince George mayor Shari Green (center) is pictured here with
members of the Northern Health environmental health team.
The basic cornerstone of a healthy population is public protection from environmental hazards, including the provision of safe food, safe water, safe housing, and clean air. Front line professionals work diligently to protect the public's health from hazards and should be recognized for their important role within the public health care system.
In Prince George, mayor Shari Green has proclaimed this week as Environmental Public Health Week for the city.
Read more about what environmental health officers do to safeguard our every day lives.