Public Health Assessment Training: Overview

General Objectives

The Public Health Assessment Training is designed to increase knowledge and environmental health competencies in the evaluation of exposure to hazardous substances by using ATSDR’s method, known as the public health assessment or PHA.

Audience and Pre-requisites

Public Health Assessment Training consists of eight basic courses for environmental health professionals and program managers who participate or are interested in the PHA process at the local, tribal, state, and federal level. No prerequisites are required to complete these courses.


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Content Experts

This course was developed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Office of Capacity Development and Applied Prevention Science, in collaboration with:

ATSDR’s Office of Community Health and Hazard Assessment

Eastern Research Group, Inc.

Tetra Tech, Inc.

National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Office of Communications

CDC Create-IT Services

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please send an email to Sandra M. López-Carreras.