AEHA 2019 Conference – Call for Abstracts

The Alaska Environmental Health Association’s Annual Education Conference is right around the corner. This is a great conference for health professionals to connect and learn about recent and ongoing environmental health work in our state.  This conference strives to provide a wide range of presentations on a variety of topics.  Consequently, we are looking for…

Seeking Award & Officer Nominations

OFFICER NOMINATIONS Want to make a difference in environmental health, share your experiences with others, and build up your professional network? Can you donate up to 2 hours per month? Consider volunteering for the board! The Alaska Environmental Health Association is seeking nominations for President-Elect and Treasurer. Beginning October 2019, terms are two years (Treasurer)…

New Member Spotlight with Chris Secary

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: Hello! My name is Chris Secary, I am 29, and originally from Colorado. I grew up hunting (elk), fishing, and hiking, and I enjoy everything there is to do in the outdoors. I was in the US Army for 3 years as an artilleryman, then used…

New Member Reflections on the 2018 Conference

Not only was this year my inaugural AEHA conference, it’s also my first year in Alaska. Being new to the state, I really appreciated being able to learn about some of the more unique issues that Alaskan environmental health professionals work with, including in-home water usage in unserved communities and the impact of road dust…

2017 & 2018 Alaska Environmental Health Awards Presented

At the 2018 Alaska Environmental Health Conference, the AEHA Awards Committee was proud to present awards from both 2017 and 2018. The following three awards were presented. As an affiliate of NEHA, our organization may designate one member each year to receive a NEHA Certificate of Merit, thereby providing national recognition for outstanding contributions to the…

ANTHC Plans Safety Training for Rural Utility Workers

ANTHC was recently awarded an OSHA Susan Harwood grant #SH-31246-SH7 to develop and deliver safety training for rural utility and construction workers. These workers are exposed to significant safety and health hazards. However, rural utilities lack both the resources  and access to high quality safety and health training. Furthermore, rural workers are more vulnerable than…

2018 AEHA Conference Announced

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Alaska Environmental Health Conference! AEHA is pleased to announce the conference will be October 10-12, 2018 at the Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Overview of NEHA’s REHS/RS Accreditation Process

For many of us, it’s been years since we obtained NEHA’s Registered Environmental Health Specialist credential. I’ve certainly found myself wondering what the credential and testing process is like these days. The Alaska Environmental Health Association’s newest REHS, Michael Vicente, gives us an overview of the current day REHS credentialing process. Early in 2018, I…