The Health Education Program is dedicated to promoting safety, raising awareness and preventing environmental hazards through educational outreach.
Are you interested in learning more about the services and information Environmental Health Services (EHS) provides? We offer presentations and tabling events for the following:
- Schools K-12
- Neighborhood associations
- Community events
- Fairs (health, resource & career)
Please provide at least four weeks’ notice for presentations and community events participation. Click on the button below to submit a request.
We welcome you to learn more about the services we offer by clicking here and visiting our educational videos page. These videos are created to keep you updated on what’s new and provide you with necessary knowledge on environmental health concerns. Please check back periodically to see the most recently added videos as we’re excited to share new upcoming videos with you!
Annual roundtables are coordinated for stakeholders and EHS Staff to:
- Encourage an open discussions
- Ask questions
- Provide input and receive feedback about how EHS can serve you better
- Learn about future plans for program enhancement
Click on the buttons below to find more information on current and past roundtables.
Coccidioidomycosis, commonly known as “Valley Fever,” is an infection caused by inhalation of spores from the fungus Coccidioides that lives in dry soil and dust. Anyone traveling through endemic areas where fungus grows in the soil may acquire Valley Fever. People working in certain occupations such as construction, excavation, agricultural work, archaeological digging, or pursuing activities like biking or driving ATVs which disturb soil in endemic areas, may have an increased risk of exposure and disease.
Valley Fever is not spread via human to human contact, or animal to animal, or animal to human or human to animal. It can only be contracted by inhalation of the fungal spores.
For more information on Valley Fever, click here and then scroll to the bottom of the page.