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Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH)

What is PACE-EH? 

Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE-EH) is a community involvement tool to guide local health o­fficials in conducting community-based environmental health assessments.

The PACE-EH process is a valuable tool for communities that want to improve their environmental health. It is a collaborative process that engages community members, local government, and other stakeholders in identifying and addressing environmental health issues. The process has been used by communities across the United States to improve the health of their residents.

PACE-EH was developed by the National Association of County and City Officers (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Awards and Recognition 

Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Award - 2015
Press release 
Presentation video 

Harvard University 2010 Bright Ideas Initiative:Letter of recognition

NACCHO: 2008 Certificate of Appreciation

ASTHO 2005 Vision Awards:Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health: The PACE EH Initiative 

NACCHO's 2005 Jim Parker Memorial Award:Indian River County Protocol to Assess Community Excellence in Environmental Health: Putting Wabasso Back on the Map


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