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Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Branch works in collaboration with the Public Health Network which is a network of 16 Public Health Units, each with a dedicated environmental health section.

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Overview of Environmental Health

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behaviour not related to environment, as well as behaviour related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics.

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Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth)

The Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) is a standing committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

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Emergency management Indigenous environmental health practitioners Health infrastructure Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This section provides information about emergency management and Indigenous environmental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.

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Animal management Indigenous environmental health practitioners Health infrastructure Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This section provides information about animal management and Indigenous environmental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.

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Food safety Indigenous environmental health practitioners Health infrastructure Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This section provides information about food safety and Indigenous environmental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.

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Personal hygiene Indigenous environmental health practitioners Health infrastructure Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This section provides information about personal hygiene and Indigenous environmental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.

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Key facts Personal hygiene Indigenous environmental health practitioners Health infrastructure Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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Key facts Animal management Indigenous environmental health practitioners Health infrastructure Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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Notifiable disease reporting :: SA Health

When and how clinicians should notify SA Health of the occurance of notifiable diseases under the Public & Environmental Health Act

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