Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee
Proposed Revisions to EHO Appointment Standards
- Last Updated on 13 January 2014
In September 2012 the Policy and Standards Subcommittee initiated efforts to research, review, and if deemed necessary, recommend to the EHOPAC that revisions be made to the current EHO appointment standards. After seven months of internal discussions, the Subcommittee released a survey to the EHO category in April 2013. The purpose of this survey was to collect quantitative (yes/no responses) and qualitative (submitted comments) feedback from active duty EHOs regarding changes to the current category appointment standards.
This document is the summary of the responses received from that survey.
2013 JRCOSTEP Narratives
- Last Updated on 23 October 2013
During the summer of 2013, twenty students from ten different colleges and universities participated in the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP).
Sixteen were assigned to the Indian Health Service (IHS). Narratives from these students can be found on the IHS Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) website.
ENS Erin Gymburch was assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vessel Sanitation Program - (PDF: 261 KB, 2 pages)
ENS Kelly Burvik was assigned to the National Institutes of Health - (PDF: 153 KB, 2 pages)
ENS Stephen McLane was also assigned to the National Institutes of Health - (PDF: 203 KB, 2 pages)
ENS Arthur Beames was assigned to the United States Coast Guard - (PDF: 88 KB, 2 pages)
If you are interested in the JRCOSTEP program please visit the Student Opportunities section of the United States Public Health Service website.
Chief EHO Receives Award
- Last Updated on 08 October 2013
|Chief Environmental Health Officer, CAPT Michael Welch, recently received the Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Corps as the Chief EHO.|
NEHA Honors Two EHOs
- Last Updated on 02 October 2013
This year the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) honored two Environmental Health Officers from CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the 77th Annual NEHA Educational Conference held from July 9-11, 2013, in Washington, DC.
CAPT Michael E. Herring (pictured to the left) received the 2013 Walter S. Mangold Award. This prestiguous award is the highest award given by NEHA started in 1955 and recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the environmental health professional. It is named in honor of Walter S. Mangold for his lifetime dedication to upgrading the performance of sanitarians and raising the standards of environmental health practitioners. His programs helped shape the environmental health profession throughout the world. CAPT Herring received this award for exhibiting the highest levels of dedication, leadership, professionalism, and expertise that mark all aspects of his environmental health career.
|CAPT Mark D. Miller (pictured to the left) received the new NEHA Educational Contribution Award for his work related to the Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER). He received this award along with Martin A. Kalis. EHTER focuses on key environmental health issues and challenges to prepare environmental health professionals for emergency response and recovery. This new award recognizes recipients for outstanding contributions within the field of environmental health. It acknowledges the recipient's work to advance and promote professional development of environmental health professionals through instruction or development of an educational or training tool.|
Recruitment Brochures and Handouts
- Last Updated on 05 November 2013
EHOPAC Business Card - fillable June 2010 version (PDF: 1 MB, 2 pages)
Environmental Health Officer Brochure May 2011 version (PDF: 371 KB, 2 pages)
EHOPAC Recruitment Handout May 2011 version (PDF: 56 KB, 2 pages)
EHO Pay Handout February 2010 version (PDF: 22 KB, 1 page)
Benefits of Hiring a COSTEP Brochure (PDF: 265 KB, 2 pages)
Securing Your First Assignment (PDF: 968 KB, 2 pages)
EHOPAC Recruitment Presentation (PPT: 5 MB)
EHOPAC Recruitment Banner Information (PDF: 224 KB)