211253 Policy and practice in preventing recreational waterborne disease: The national model aquatic health code

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 1:10 PM

Michele Hlavsa, MPH , Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Recommendations from a 2005 national workshop attended by representatives from across public health disciplines and the aquatics sector called for national pool code to address healthy swimming issues such as infectious disease control, drowning, and injuries at aquatic facilities. The national Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) will foster a system- and performance-based approach to protect public health and safety and set a national research agenda while also providing an open access, knowledge-based, and scientifically supported resource for state and local agencies to voluntarily adopt.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the objectives of the national model aquatic health code process

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Director of the Healthy Swimming Program at CDC
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.