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Environmental Health Science
Editor’s Note: In an effort to promote the growth of the environmental health profession and the academic programs that fuel that growth, NEHA has teamed up with the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) to publish two columns a year in the Journal. AEHAP’s mission is to support environmental health education to ensure the optimal health of people and the environment. The organization works hand in hand with the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) to accredit, market, and promote EHAC-accredited environmental health degree programs. AEHAP focuses on increasing the environmental health workforce, supporting students and graduates of EHAC-accredited degree programs, increasing diversity in environmental health degree programs, and educating the next generation. This column will provide AEHAP with the opportunity to share current trends within undergraduate and graduate environmental health programs, as well as their efforts to further the environmental health field and available resources and information. Furthermore, professors from different EHAC- accredited degree programs will share with the Journal’s readership the successes of their programs and the work being done within academia to foster the growth of future environmental health leaders. Chuck Treser is the interim executive director for AEHAP. He is also a principal lecturer emeritus in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. Jason Marion is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Eastern Kentucky University. He is the current president of AEHAP.
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