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Purposes. Representation and enhancement of the EH profession in the region and Pacific; Establishment and maintenance of closer ties between EH and healthcare professionals, individuals, groups and supporting organizations in the region and Pacific;

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Purposes

Purposes

  • Representation and enhancement of the EH profession in the region and Pacific;

  • Establishment and maintenance of closer ties between EH and healthcare professionals, individuals, groups and supporting organizations in the region and Pacific;

  • Establishment and maintenance of closer ties between EH and environmental agencies, organizations, groups and individuals in the region and Pacific;

  • Promotion and support of EH and related health initiatives in the region;

  • Promotion and support of EH services and infrastructure development in the region;

  • Promotion and support of continuing education and human resource development in EH;

  • Promotion of communication and partnerships between EH and community groups/ organizations including the private sector;

  • Strengthening of data collection, reporting standards and uniform health information systems;


Mission

Mission

The overall mission of NPEHA is to improve the environmental health of the people in the Pacific Region.


Membership

Membership

  • Regular members

    • EH professionals practicing EH or sanitation in CNMI, FSM, Guam, Kiribati, Marshal l Islands, Nauruand Palau.

  • Associate members

    • People who are interested in EH or related field (environmental sciences, nursing, etc) may become Associate Members of the association.

  • Student members

    • Students enrolled in post-secondary schools studying EH or related field may become Student Member of the association.


Executive committee officers

Executive Committee/ Officers

  • President (Moses Pretrick- FSM)

  • Vice President (Tom Nadeau- Guam)

  • Secretary (John Tagabuel- CNMI)

  • Treasurer (Eden Uchel- Palau)


Meetings

Meetings

  • 2005 (Palau)

    • Develop core competencies for EHOs for food and drinking water safety

  • 2007 (Guam)

    • Review food safety legislation

  • 2010 (Guam)

    • Review food standards

  • 2013 (Manila)

    • Develop strategic plan (2013-2015)


Partners

Partners

  • WHO, USFDA, PIHOAand FNU

  • SPC, FAO, CDC, ASTHO, etc.

  • Training institutions (COM, UOG, PCC, FNU, etc)

  • Distant learning (POHLN, etc)


Eh workforce in npeha region

EH Workforce in NPEHA Region

  • CNMI14

  • FSM42

  • Guam12

  • Kiribati10

  • Marshall Islands*1

  • Nauru*1

  • Palau15

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    Total95

    *need to be updated


Eh work force education background

EH Work Force Education Background

  • 37%-High school diploma

  • 59%-College degree (some,2-yrs,4-yr)

  • 4%-Graduate (Masters)


Eh initiative

EH Initiative

  • EH strategic planning

  • Training and education of EHOs

  • Partners- WHO, PIHOA, FNU, USFDA…


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