Idaho Environmental Health Association

A nonprofit professional and educational organization for individuals who work to
control environmental health hazards and promote healthful environmental conditions.

Career Center


The Center for Excellence for Environmental Health and Safety at Boise State University is an academic center dedicated to providing education, training, consultation, and leadership services in the disciplines of occupational and environmental health.

Goals of the Center include:

  • To provide training to enhance the development and careers of environmental health and safety professionals;
  • To assist regional communities, community planners, gov't agencies and businesses in educating the public, state, and local officials on issues related to environmental and occupational health and safety;
  • To serve as a clearinghouse for gathering and disseminating information and providing leadership related to environmental and occupational health education;
  • To serve as an academic center of excellence dedicated to providing practical information to help preserve and protect public health, safety and the environment; and
  • To increase homeland security through grass-roots, citizen-focused education.

For more information on programs and services, visit


**Job Opportunities**

Idaho Division of Human Resources

Environmental Health Specialist series



CDC Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) is a 1-year program of seminars and workshops, special projects, and individual study. Each year, approximately 30 practicing environmental public health professionals are admitted to the program. CDC will pay all allowable and approved costs associated with participation in the institute.


The institute was developed to strengthen the country’s environmental public health system by enhancing the leadership capabilities of state and local environmental public health specialists. Emphasis is placed on:

  • enhancing strategic visioning and direction-setting skills through critical thinking and analysis, physical effectiveness, and organizational and team development;
  • using the core functions of public health as a foundation for achieving environmental public health goals;
  • creating proactive environmental public health leaders who can mobilize resources in response to the changing public health environment (core competencies);
  • enhancing the performance outcomes of the essential services of environmental public health; and
  • promoting and improving the delivery of environmental public health services to communities.

How Does EPHLI Strengthen These Programs?

EPHLI graduates use what they have learned to increase the ability of their environmental public health programs to provide essential environmental public health services. These state, local, and tribal programs will be better able to respond to emerging environmental public health threats and coordinate the delivery of effective services to areas affected by environmental disasters.

What Is the Time Commitment?

Fellows attend two in-person working sessions and a concluding graduation program where systems thinking projects are presented. Participants in the 1-year program should plan to spend several hours per week working on their project, completing homework assignments, and actively participating in team conference calls and scheduled intersession meetings.

How Can I Sign Up for EPHLI?

Application Instuction Page:

Where Can I Get More Information about EPHLI?

For more information about EPHLI, contact CAPT John Sarisky at or Maggie Byrne at


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