SOURCE: Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code
Decatur, Ga., June 14, 2018 — The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announces that David T. Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), has been elected as the newest member of the CMAHC Board of Directors.
Dyjack’s 30-year career includes expertise and leadership in the areas of environmental health, public health, emergency preparedness and response, infectious and chronic disease, health equity, and governmental infrastructure. He has worked in over 50 countries, most recently in the Congo, South Sudan, and post-earthquake Haiti. Since joining NEHA in 2015, Dyjack has established the organization’s presence in Washington D.C. and boosted efforts to influence national policy. He launched new learning management and client relations management systems to provide NEHA members world-class service.
Dyjack has been instrumental in promoting the use and adoption of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) all-inclusive national model pool code. Under his leadership, NEHA issued a policy statement encouraging incorporation of the MAHC into state and local regulations. “With his extensive influence and expertise in environmental and public health policy, Dyjack is an invaluable addition to the Board,” said Michael Beach, President of the CMAHC Board of Directors.
About the CMAHC
The CMAHC is a non-profit organization that was established to manage updates to the MAHC and promote voluntary adoption. The MAHC is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it develop, discuss, and vote on proposed changes through membership in the CMAHC. The CMAHC submits these proposed changes to CDC as advice on how the MAHC needs to change to keep up with the latest science and best practices. Throughout the year, CMAHC staff educate local and state authorities, aquatic facility owners, operators, designers, manufacturers, builders, and retailers about the MAHC and its potential to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. Additionally, the CMAHC coordinates and prioritizes research needs to bring science and data driven information to the MAHC. Learn more at www.cmhac.org.