Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and partners are proud to announce the new virtual training Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals.
Register today for this training on using integrated pest management (IPM) to control vectors that spread diseases, including Zika virus. Nine in ten pilot testers said they would recommend this training to a colleague. It's free, practical, and you can earn CEUs.
Welcome to VCEHP, the Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals Learning Series.
VCEHP: Importance of Integrated Pest Management is the first curriculum in a new online learning series for environmental health professionals.
The curriculum is based on the internationally recognized Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests: The Importance of Integrated Pest Management in-person course developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) and delivered jointly with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).
The highly regarded 3-day course has been held in regional locations across the United States since 2006.
You should consider your personal and professional growth and select the combination of individual courses that best suit your needs.
These 3 courses: Vector-borne Diseases of Public Health Importance; Basics of Integrated Pest Management; and Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services provide a foundation and are prerequisites for additional courses.
Additional specialized courses focus on pest management for schools; rodent management; vectors and pests in food and housing environments; tick, mosquito, and bed bug biology and control; toxicology of pesticides, and risk communication.
VCEHP 101: Vector-borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
Description: Comprehensive overview of vectors, the diseases they transmit and their distribution.
VCEHP 102: IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals
Description: IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices, judicious use of pesticides and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.
VCEHP 103: Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
Description: Provides an overview and understanding of the Ten Essential Services of Public Health practice.
VCEHP 104: Tick Biology and Control
Description: Summarizes the biology and disease associations of ticks and fundamentals of tick control.
VCEHP 105: Mosquito Biology and Control
Description: Summarizes the biology and disease associations of mosquitoes and fundamentals of mosquito control.
VCEHP 106: Toxicology of Pesticides for Environmental Health Professionals
Description: Identifying current usage, health and environmental problems, and proper usage of pesticides.
VCEHP 107: Rodent Management
Description: The economic and health significance of commensal rodents, identifying and analyzing active rodent signs, managing rats in urban centers, including a discussion of rodenticide baits, their formulation and applications. The ultimate green rodent control and rodent-proofing.
VCEHP 108: Public Health Insect Pests in Food & Housing Environments
Description: Identifying and controlling common kitchen and household pests.
VCEHP 109: Pest Management Considerations for Schools
Description: An introduction to high priority pests encountered in schools. The actual risks associated with the pests and overreaction is discussed.
VCEHP 110: Risk Communication Basics for Environmental Health Professionals
Description: Designed to help the Environmental Health Professional in the interactive process of information exchange with the communities you serve, you will learn how to identify mutual solutions and respond to public concerns.
VCEHP 111: Bed Bugs — Identification, Biology, and Control
Description: Summarizes the biology of bed bugs and fundamentals of bed bug control.