How COVID-19 Is Impacting the EH Workforce
COVID-19 Environmental Health Workforce Needs Assessment Reports
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is pleased to provide access to reports on the impacts COVID-19 has had on the environmental health workforce. The following reports provide insight into the initial impact on the EH workforce back in March 2020 and then take a deeper look at the challenges and needs of the workforce 6-7 months into the pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid EH Workforce Impact Assessment Report
In an effort to understand the impact that COVID-19 was having on the Nation’s environmental health (EH) workforce; NEHA distributed a rapid needs assessment to our members on March 25, 2020, to assess the activities and needs of the EH workforce in response to the pandemic. This convenience sample generated 1,175 responses from local, state, federal, tribal, territorial, and other EH program personnel. We summarize our findings within this report.
COVID-19 EH Workforce Needs Assessment Report II
NEHA fielded a nationwide EH workforce needs assessment in response to COVID-19 from July 15–August 31, 2020. The aim of the assessment was to collect primary data in support of efforts to assess EH workforce activities and identify needs in response to COVID-19. This convenience sample generated 767 responses from local, state, federal, tribal, territorial, and other EH program personnel. The preliminary findings are provided in this report.
– Let us not grow weary of the struggle or surrender to the pressure –
Together we stand, press on, and lead the charge of supporting and promoting the health of the nation.
The road continues to be arduous, and the potholes are abundant.
Every employee of our association continues with our commitment to bring the full measure of our capabilities and resources to your support.
This is the moment for which we were trained.
Let us continue to bring a contemporary interpretation to the art of practice. Let our face be one of kindness and empathy. Let our science continue to drive our community’s recovery and resiliency. Let this be the moment we can one day look back on with the knowledge that we worked with all our capacity to safely shepherd the frightened public through the uncertainty and difficult hazards faced.