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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Environmental Health

Environmental health is the branch of public health that focuses on the relationships between people and their environment to foster healthy and safe communities. Environmental health helps explain the connection between the environment (air, water, food, and soil) and human health.

Some examples of environmental health factors that impact human health include:

  • Access to safe water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and hand washing
  • Effects of air pollution
  • Impacts of climate change such as rising sea levels or wildfires
  • Proximity to Superfund or Brownfield sites
  • And many more!

The Environmental Health Programs Department at NIHB strives to support the development of programs that respect culture and Tribal sovereignty, and promote healthy people, healthy environments, and safe communities. Please view the resources and tools NIHB has published on these topics. For questions, contact [email protected].





NIHB Contacts:

Brett Weber, MPA
Environmental Health Programs Director

National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001
[email protected]

National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20001 | Phone: 202-507-4070 | Email: [email protected]