Environmental Health Practitioners can help improve the health of the people in their communities by performing the tasks listed in their duty statement/job description.
The effectiveness of the work of EHPs depends a lot on the support they get from their communities and community councils.

A DVD has been developed by enHealth entitled “Introduction to Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities: An Environmental Health Resource”. EHPs are encouraged to view this DVD as it showcases many of the issues that need to be considered when planning environmental health activities and interacting with community members. You should be able to get a copy of this DVD from your state or territory environmental health head office.