Policy Statements

One of our responsibilities is to speak up on issues of concern to our members and the profession through the adoption of policy statements. These statements have been vetted by our team and adopted by the Board of Directors as official statements of the association. Each statement sets forth our beliefs on a specific subject related to environmental health and is shared with state, local, and federal policymakers, including both the executive and legislative branches, as well as relevant environmental and public health boards. The policies remain active for three years.

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Climate Change

  • October 2020: Climate Change | PDF

Body Art

  • November 2021: Body Art | PDF

Food Safety

  • July 2022: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Model Food Code | PDF
  • January 2022: Food Freedom Operations | PDF
  • November 2021: Food Safety | PDF
  • November 2021: Uniform and Integrated Food Safety System Adoption | PDF
  • February 2021: Point-of-Service Food Inspection Disclosure | PDF
  • October 2020: Raw Milk | PDF
  • October 2020: Enrollment and Conformance With the Food and Drug Administration Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards | PDF
  • October 2020: Food Safety as Related to the Consumption of Cannabis-Infused Food Products | PDF


  • November 2021: Role of Environmental Health in Preparedness | PDF


  • October 2020: Research and Innovations That Enhance Environmental Health Science and Practice | PDF


  • July 2020: Role of Environmental Health in Addressing Racism as an Environmental Health Issue | PDF

    Vector Control

    • November 2021: Vector Control | PDF
    • November 2021: Mosquito Control | PDF

    Water Quality

    • November 2021: Well Water Quality Testing Regulation | PDF
    • October 2020: Onsite Wastewater Systems | PDF
    • October 2020: Recreational Waters: Model Aquatic Health Code | PDF 


    • January 2023: Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian Credential | PDF