Environmental Health


Environmental Health (EH) is a branch of public health focused on understanding the cause and effect relationships between environmental changes and ecological and human health impacts, to protect, promote, and enhance the health of the community and environment.

The EH team participates in the protection and improvement of air quality, water, land, and food safety by identifying, investigating, and responding to community environmental health concerns, reducing current and emerging environmental health risks, preventing communicable diseases, and sustaining the environment in a coordinated manner with agencies at the federal, state, and local levels as well as industry stakeholders and the public.

Focus Areas in Routt County include food service and safety, childcare and schools, pools and spas, septic systems, air quality, water quality, and climate change.

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