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Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association

Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association

The Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association (NPEHA), a non-profit organization, was chartered on December 31, 2003 in Palau. NPEHA was initiated during a two-week Regional Environmental Health Planning & Management Workshop in September 2003 in Palau. Environmental Health Officers and representatives from member countries recognized the need for such an association and worked on its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws thereby incorporating the Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association.

According to Article II of the Bylaws, the Purposes and Mission are as follows. The purposes of the association include:

  1. Representation of the environmental health profession as required,
  2. Enhancement of the status of the environmental health profession in the region and Pacific,
  3. Establishment and maintenance of closer ties and encouragement of exchange of information between environmental health and health care professionals, individuals, groups and supporting organizations in the region and Pacific,
  4. Establishment and maintenance of closer ties and encouragement of exchange of information between environmental health and environmental agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals in the region and Pacific,
  5. Promotion and support of environmental health and related health initiatives in the region,
  6. Promotion of environmental health services and infrastructure development in the region,
  7. Promotion and support of continuing education and human resource development in environmental health,
  8. Promotion of communication and partnerships between environmental health and community groups, organizations including the private sector, particularly those enterprises that sell products used in environmental control activities.
  9. Strengthening of data collection, reporting standards and uniform health information systems.
  10. The overall mission is to improve the environmental health of the people in the Pacific Region.

Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association
c/o P.O. Box 501083 CK
Saipan, MP 96950
Phone: (680) 488-6073/6345
Fax: (680) 488-6194

Primary Contact:

Eden Ridep Uchel, MPH
eden.uchel@palauhealth.org

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