What We Do
Increasing the Environmental Health (EH) Workforce
AEHAP promotes and supports National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) accredited environmental health degree programs in response to a severe shortage of national environmental health professionals.
We work to increase the EH workforce through the following efforts:
Support Students in EHAC Accredited Environmental Health Degree Programs
AEHAP supports students from our member programs through the following initiatives:
AEHAP Student Assembly (ASA)
AEHAP/CDC National Center for Environmental Health Student Research Competition
NSF International Scholarship
Links to Scholarships and Internships
Support Graduates of EHAC Programs
AEHAP supports graduates through the EHAC Graduates Association (EGA). EGA offers a job bank and online forum for graduates of accredited member programs to discuss career opportunities and challenges. We care about our graduates and help link them to opportunities.
Increase Diversity in EH Degree Programs
In addition to the shortage of environmental health professionals, the workforce also experiences a lack of ethnic diversity. AEHAP works to increase diversity in the workforce by increasing diversity in environmental health degree programs through the following efforts:
AEHAP serves as an advocate for environmental health education by educating policy makers about the value of investing resources into environmental health academic programs. AEHAP also links faculty with new information about environmental health to keep our community informed of new developments that could enhance student learning experiences.
Educating the Next Generation
AEHAP utilizing our websites, social networking sites, and outreach at conferences to recruit new students into accredited environmental health degree programs. Our www.careersenvhealth.com site has useful information for students interested in exploring career options in environmental health.