Debate is underway in Washington on how best to strengthen the nation’s food safety system to make it more effective in preventing food-borne illness. While much of the spotlight is on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal food safety agencies, their success depends to a large extent on effective coordination and collaboration with food safety regulators and health officials at the state and local levels.
Thus, as the food safety debate goes forward, it is critical to advance policies and other proposals for strengthening the roles of state and local agencies in both their community-based food safety efforts and as integral parts of the nation’s food safety system.
By bringing together state and local officials, their federal counterparts and diverse stakeholders of the food safety system, including the food industry and consumer groups, this project developed an agenda for strengthening state and local roles in the nation’s food safety system.
- 1. Developing Policies to Address Oral Health Issues in California Schools
- 2. Developing a Community Scorecard to Chronicle Public Health Disparities in South Los Angeles
- 3. Developing a Model Program for Integrating Tribal Public Health into the Multijursidictional Public Health System for Infectious Diseases
- 4. Integrating Health Impact Assessments into the Federal Environmental Impact Process with a Focus on Alaska Native Communities
- 5. Voices for Change: A Social Action Campaign to Restore the Health and Safety of Residents of the Westside of San Bernardino County, California
- 6. Threats of Litigation Against Proposed Public Health Laws
- 7. Using Health Impact Assessment
- 8. Identifying Effective Catalysts for Action Toward Community Health Improvement in Underserved Communities in Wisconsin
- 9. Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Alcohol Taxes/Prices on Drinking, Morbidity and Mortality
- 10. Using Biomonitoring and Air Monitoring in a Study at Tulare County to Implement a New California Public Health Law on Exposure to Environmental Toxicants
- 11. Advancing Health Equity by Institutionalizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Decisions Affecting the Built Environment
- 12. Expanding the Ability of Practitioners and Scholars to Assess Law as a Tool to Improve Public Health
- 13. Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food