Environmental Public Health

Mission Statement

The Environmental Public Health Program supports Northwest Tribes in creating wellness for the seventh generation. 

Purpose Statement

The Environmental Public Health Program supports Northwest Tribes by providing comprehensive environmental public health services grounded in Indigenous knowledge and western science. 

OUR TEAM

Shawn Blackshear, MS, RS

Interim EPH Program Director, Senior EPH Specialist

sblackshear@npaihb.org

Antoinette Ruiz, BA (Navajo Nation)

EPH Specialist

aruiz@npaihb.org

Ryan Sealy, MPH (Chickasaw Nation)

EPH Scientist

rsealy@npaihb.org

Holly Thompson Duffy, MPH

EPH Science Manager

hthompsonduffy@npaihb.org


Nicole Smith, MPH

EPH Informatics Specialist

nsmith@npaihb.org


Melino Gianotti, BS

Emergency Coordinator

mgianotti@npaihb.org

Rebecca J. Washakie BS (ShoshoneBannock)

EPH Project Coordinator

rwashakie@npaihb.org


Ethan White Temple , MS (Lakota, Niimiipuu)

EPH Specialist

ewhitetemple@npaihb.org

SERVICES

Core

Projects

Inspections and Special Projects
Pacific Northwest Tribal Food Code Adoption​
Institutional Environmental Health​
Policy Development and Surveys​
Occupational Health and Safety​
Infection Prevention and Control​
Public Health Accreditation Support​
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Readiness
Advances in Children’s Environmental Health​
Toxin Exposure Reduction​
  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Food
  • Water
Biennial Environmental Health Conference​
  • Attendees: Pacific Northwest Tribes
  • 2022 Topics: Environmental Health Definition, Tribal Ecological Knowledge, Shared Indicators
Conducted Community Environmental Health Assessments
  • CEHA Profiles
  • Community Environmental Health Improvement Plans
  • Tribal Profiles and Story Maps
Tribal Ecological Knowledge
  • CEHA Profiles
  • Community Environmental Health Improvement Plans
  • Tribal Profiles and Story Maps
Asthma Home Visit Program
Individual Well Water Safety
Environmental Protective Agency Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation (EPA WIIN): CC Water Sampling
  • Qualitative Collection and Analysis
Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • COVID-19 After Action Reviews
  • Action Planning, Tabletop Drills, Hot Wash Facilitation
  • Annual Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Conference
  • FEMA Preparedness Training
Building Tribal Environmental Public Health Data System

CONTACT US

Please reach out to us via the form to the right, or email us at:

 ehteam@npaihb.org

Service Request Form

UPCOMING EVENTS