Environmental Health

What is Environmental Health?

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviors. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behavior not related to environment, as well as behavior related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics. – World Health Organization

What does the Environmental Health Division do?

Grand Forks Public Health provides environmental health services and education in Northeast North Dakota for the following counties: 

  • Grand Forks
  • Griggs
  • Nelson
  • Pembina
  • Walsh