ecoAmerica’s most recent contribution to the National Environmental Health Association’s Journal of Environmental Health, “Local Action, National Impact” is now available in the October 2021 issue.
The impacts of effective environmental health initiatives are often meaningful and bring benefits to organizations and communities. Yet, these benefits are often unrecognized by their beneficiaries and are rarely shared with broader audiences. Greater promotion of these actions and their benefits can bolster environmental health initiatives within and beyond any one organization and serve as helpful examples for other communities and organizations.
Well designed, implemented, and communicated initiatives can be like a pebble in a pond. They can ripple out to affect initiatives by other environmental health professionals, organizations, and communities, ultimately leading to national impact. All environmental health professionals can amplify their impact by broadening their perspectives and outreach.