The Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA) is an affiliate of the (NEHA) National Environmental Health Association and was established in 1969. Over 45 years later, our Association of individuals and organizations continues to work to improve the public’s environmental health through political advocacy, public awareness, professional development, and networking with peers. Today we are approaching 200 members from various organizations across Iowa.
Our mission is to promote education, influence policy and provide resources to environmental health professionals in order to protect the environment and promote public health.
Our vision is to improve the quality of life for all Iowans through environmental protection and the promotion of public health.
Members are Environmental Health personnel with professional responsibility for, or interest in, protecting the public’s health through organized programs in the following areas:
Air Quality ~ Food Protection ~ Housing Sanitation & Safety ~ Individual & Public Water Supplies ~ Insect & Rodent Control~ Water Pollution Control ~ Occupational Health & Safety ~ Recreational Waters & Facilities ~ Solid & Hazardous Waste Mgmt. ~ Waste Water Pollution~ Control Toxic Substances ~ Emergency Preparedness
Environmental Health Professionals are:
Public health professionals who protect the public from detrimental conditions in the environment through education, consultation, collaboration, and enforcement of environmental regulations. An Environmental Specialist works with other professionals in their community to provide a safe and healthy environment.
Are you curious what environmental health services are available in Iowa? Click here for an interactive map of local environmental services provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.