Aug 05, 2014

Model Aquatic Health Code to Hold 2014 Conference

The 2014 Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code will take place Wednesday, Oct. 8

Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code October 2014 Portland Oregon

The 2014 Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will take place Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Portland, Ore. The MAHC is a collaborative effort of public health, academia and industry working to protect individuals, families and communities from preventable waterborne diseases and injuries through evidence-based guidance. Its vision is “Healthy and Safe Aquatic Experiences for Everyone.” 

The free organizational meeting will give public health officials and members of the aquatics industry the opportunity to help form the CMAHC, which will become the preeminent organization for pool and spa standard of care across the country. The CMAHC is a nonprofit organization formed to serve the key role of collecting, assessing and relaying national input on needed revisions to the MAHC back to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for final consideration for acceptance.

The tentative agenda for this year’s conference includes:

  • Setting the Stage: Background on the MAHC and process and reasons for forming the CMAHC;
  • Proposing a CMAHC: Strawman review; broad overview discussion;
  • Solidifying the CMAHC: Structure and operation, maximizing member input, triaging and vetting member ideas, organizational needs to make this happen, voting and decision making;
  • Additional CMAHC Role Possibilities: Research agenda, tools and toolkits, adoption and technical assistance; and
  • Making it Happen — CMAHC October 2015: Planning CMAHC October 2015, membership, and volunteer sign-up.