Environmental Health Competencies

  • Describe how climate and geography impact human health 

  • Analyze the effects of the built environment on a population's health 

  • Discuss the concept of environmental justice in various settings 

  • Specify approaches for assessing, preventing, or controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health 

  • Describe the use of geographic information systems in the context of public health 

  • Apply geographic information systems (GIS) methods to the breadth of settings in public health practice 

  • Use spatial epidemiology to compare how the built environment changes over time 

  • Analyze stakeholder involvement in the public health response to an environmental threat