CDC / NCEHWater, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH) Program All Grantees Meeting Max Zarate-Bermudez, M.Sc., M.P.H., Ph.D. July 9, 2019 - Nashville, TN
CDC’s Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH) Program Purpose: to support Health Departments to enhance Safe Drinking Water Programsthat serve users of private wells (PWs) and other federally unregulated drinking water systems (UDWSs). Goal: to assess and reduce human exposure to contaminants in drinking water supplied by UDWSs/PWs.
ChangeLab Solutions Finishing work on three products: Guide – introduces the policymaking process as one way to improve drinking water in private wells (water, infrastructure, and people) Fact Sheet and Infographic – identify the physical components of private well water systems and state-level policies that apply to those physical components to improve drinking water quality. Rollout will occur on July 22, 2019 http://www.changelabsolutions.org/publications/closing-water-quality-gap
The Private Water Network (PWN) The PWN is moving closer to a hard launch based on all the support and participation from Safe WATCH partners. More from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) later this morning.
Project officer update • Please direct the following to Connie: • Questions or intentions to subcontract. • Questions about Carry Forward or No Cost Extensions. • Two more reports to complete, Financial Report and End of Project Report – pay attention to deadlines. • Technical monitor calls will occur quarterly: • Starting September 2019, frequency will be reduced to once a quarter, unless you would prefer to keep your schedule.
Breakout Session • Discuss Lessons Learned • What are the main changes your safe drinking water program achieved and how is it benefitting the community you serve? • What are the challenges your drinking water program is still facing and how you can tackle it?