World Environmental Health Day 2020

World Environmental Health Day Is September 26

NEHA is honored to join the International Federation of Environmental Health in celebrating World Environmental Health Day on September 26. This partnership was built to raise global awareness about today’s most pressing environmental health concerns.

This year's theme is "Environmental Health, A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention." Key to the implementation of disease prevention measures are environmental health professionals. They play a vital role in disaster preparedness and response, as well as disease and outbreak investigation and prevention. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental health professionals across the globe are using their knowledge, skills, and abilities to face the current challenges and protect the communities they serve in a wide variety of ways. 

NEHA has joined with 37 environmental health organizations from across the globe to issue a declaration in support for World Environmental Health Day and the environmental health workforce. Together we are unified in our applause of the character, dedication, and service of our colleagues.



To provide further support, NEHA has highlighted numerous resources below that were created to assist environmental health professionals during the current pandemic.

Environmental Health Australia Live Chat on September 25World Environmental Health Day Live Chat

Friday, September 25

Hosted by Environmental Health Australia

Join Environmental Health Australia on September 25 for a World Environmental Health Day live chat that will feature NEHA Executive Director Dr. David Dyjack and other notable international presenters.


Live chat information

NEHA Resources

NEHA COVID-19 Resources

NEHA has created a website of COVID-19 updates, resources, and guidance for environmental health professionals.

NEHA COVID-19 Live Chat Series

The COVID-19: Essentials Functions of the Environmental Health Workforce Live Chat Series highlights the role of the workforce in the recovery and resilience on public health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just in Time From NEHA Video Series

The Just in Time From NEHA Video Series offers a diverse collection of informative, short videos to help support acceptable operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEHA's Digital Defense Virtual Conference

NEHA's Digital Defense: Education for a Safer World Virtual Conference & Exhibition explored the impact of COVID-19 on food safety and water quality. The 2-day virtual conference can be viewed on-demand at no cost until February 28, 2021.

EH Heroes in the Time of COVID-19 Blog

This blog series highlights stories of NEHA members who are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic from the frontlines.

NEHA Journal of Environmental Health

A collection of COVID-19-related Journal of Environmental Health articles, as well as manuscripts and articles from other sources, has been currated as a resource for environmental health professionals.