Environmental Health Land Reuse Certificate
Brownfields are land reuse sites often contaminated by harmful chemicals or redeveloped without proper environmental oversight, such as former gas stations, manufactured gas plants, factories, dry cleaners, and abandoned properties. Due to their potentially hazardous status, brownfields sites can lead to harmful exposures in humans while accentuating, and often exacerbating, socioeconomic disparities within their communities. These sites, therefore, have unique funding eligibilities and regulatory steps for developmental processes.
Environmental Health and Land Reuse Immersion Training
Preconference training held at the 2023 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition
Saturday, July 29 – Monday, July 31
$25 member/$50 non-member
Prerequisite: Environmental Health and Land Reuse (EHLR) Certificate Training (live or virtual from ATSDR or asynchronous online from NEHA), modules 1, 2, and 3 (or you can complete all 5 modules for the full EHLR Certificate). Complete the prerequisite through NEHA.
This interactive two-and-a-half day training aims to increase the skills of the environmental health workforce to engage in land reuse and redevelopment. It takes a deeper dive into our original "EHLR Basic" training's first three modules of community engagement, evaluation, and risk communication. Participants will earn 20 CEs for completing the training.
The Environmental Health Land Reuse (EHLR) Certificate Program is a free online training that consists of six modules:
- Prerequisite: Introduction to the Environmental Health and Land Reuse Certificate Program
- Module 1: Engaging With Your Community
- Module 2: Evaluating Environmental and Health Risks
- Module 3: Communicating Environmental and Health Risks
- Module 4: Redesigning With Health in Mind
- Module 5: Measuring Success
The wealth of knowledge contained in these modules provides the information, procedures, and resources needed to identify, clean up, and redevelop land reuse sites.
Participants can receive either:
- a Community Engagement and Risk Communication Certificate upon completion of the prerequisite and modules 1 and 3 (aimed at public health professionals such as nurses) or
- an Environmental Health and Land Reuse Certificate upon completion of the prerequisite and all five modules (all audiences).
Access the free course through MyNEHA. NEHA members can log in with an existing account. Non-members can create an account for free and register.
This program is a partnership between the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) to build capacity within communities to help remediate and redevelop many of the brownfields sites around the country.