National Environmental Health Partnership Council

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APHA is a champion and founding partner of the National Environmental Partnership Council.

The Council strives to support healthy people by working for healthier environments. And the Council brings together diverse stakeholders to help expand and sustain awareness, education, policies and practices related to environmental health.

The Council strives to:

  1. Build a collective voice in support of priority environmental health issues.
  2. Foster and coordinate activities to advance environmental health.
  3. Communicate new information and research to support better and more effective environmental health programs, practices and policies.
  4. Promote ways to leverage current and future resources to maximize the impact of environmental health activities.
  5. Generate momentum and build greater public awareness of the role that environmental health plays in sustaining and promoting human health.

Council Co-Chairs: Amanda Reddy, National Center for Healthy Housing and Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Children's Environmental Health Network

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Advancing Environmental Justice through Technical Assistance

The Council, with support from CDC, supports five environmental justice grantees through the Advancing Environmental Justice through Technical Assistance Mini-Grants Program.


As members of NEHPC who are committed to be agents of change, we embody these values in order to build our intended culture. These are the principles that guide both our strategy and our individual actions.

  • Environmental justice
  • Trust
  • Advocacy
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Credibility
  • Interdisciplinary Partnership
  • Fairness
  • Anti-racism
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Empathy
  • Structural/Systems Change

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Kate Huffling
Executive Director

American Lung Association
Katherine Pruit
National Senior Director, Policy

American Public Health Association
Kate Robb
Deputy Director, Center for Public Health Policy

American Public Health Association Environment Section
Natalie Sampson
APHA Environment Section Chair

Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs
Chuck Treser
Interim Executive Director

Association of Public Health Laboratories
Julianne Nassif
Director, Environmental Health

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Meredith Allen
Vice President, Health Security

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials — State Environmental Health Directors

Children’s Environmental Health Network
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon (Co-Chair)
Executive Director

Environmental Defense Fund
Tom Neltner
Chemicals Policy Director

Health & Environmental Funders Network
Ansje Miller
Executive Director

National Association of County & City Health Officials
Jennifer Li
Senior Advisor, Programs

National Center for Healthy Housing
Amanda Reddy (Co-Chair)
Executive Director 

National Environmental Health Association
Doug Farquhar
Government Affairs Director

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units
Maida Galvez
Region 2 Director
Professor, Preventive Medicine, and Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Trust for America’s Health
Kevin McIntyre 
Associate Government Relations Manager

WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Dana Johnson
Director of Federal Legislative Affairs

Adrienne Hollis (Special Advisor)
Founder and President, Hollis Environmental Consulting

Leyla McCurdy (Special Advisor)
Environmental Health Consultant

Laura Anderko (Special Advisor)
Associate Professor, Robert & Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care, Georgetown University

Richard Jackson (Special Advisor)
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences (Ret.), University of California, Los Angeles

Suzanne Condon (Special Advisor)
Assistant Commissioner for Health (Ret.), Massachusetts Department of Public Health


Water Equity: How the IIJA Can Help Ensure Safe and Healthy Drinking Water for All

Read this water issue brief about the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, outlining suggestions for public health professionals to ensure the water infrastructure investments are equitably allocated, especially to communities that are underserved.

Download the one-page issue brief summary (PDF)

Download the full issue brief (PDF)

Ventilation Matters in Our Schools and Early-Learning Environments

Help us spread the word about environmental health hazards in schools by sharing our VENTILATION MATTERS images on social media:

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Environmental Health Playbook: Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System

Explore this report from the National Environmental Public Health Partnership Council that makes the case for healthy environments for all across the United States. 

Download the entire report (PDF)

View the recorded webinar

Case Examples (PDF): Zika Virus / Flint Water Crisis / Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy 

Download the report fact sheet (PDF)

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Investing in health and the environment saves lives, saves money

Read the Issue Brief

Water Equity: How the IIJA Can Help Ensure Safe and Healthy Drinking Water for All

Read the Playbook

Environmental Health Playbook