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Andrew Hamadanian01/07/2011 - 12:00

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To celebrate 25 years of EHN, this autumn will see the launch of a range of new information and communication services and benefits for CIEH members and EHN subscribers including a new website, a weekly electronic magazine, a job alert service and an improved and re-focused print magazine.

Graham Jukes, CIEH chief executive, commented: ‘These changes are the first stage in our overall strategy to comp­letely integrate all of our com­munication channels to deliver a seamless communications service.

‘EHN will become the central hub of our communication supported by direct links to the new website. This will provide in-depth material to support the featured articles and resources needed not only for our members but also for our diverse stakeholders requiring dedicated environmental health information.’

Trisha Hynes, CIEH head of marketing and communications commented: ‘In recent years we’ve seen a global shift towards digital news and communications platforms. People want access to news fast. To keep up with the times, a new dedicate website is being developed for EHN. This will go live in September.’

The website will have many new features making it easier for users to find relevant content and to comment on stories and features. It will be updated regularly with news and CIEH positions on emerging topical issues.

It will contain in-depth articles on professional practice and features to assist members in their professional development including a searchable events directory.

Designed to spark expert comment and inform profes­-
sional conversation within the broader environmental health community, the new website will provide CIEH members and EHN subscribers with a wealth of exclusive content and a social, more personalised online experience.

The EHN website will be closely integrated with the CIEH’s online member community MyCIEH, with significant sections of the site being accessible to members and subscribers only via a personal log-in.

Logged in members will also be able to add comments to news and features. Users will be able to see at a glance what the most popular articles are and participate in regular online opinion polls.

Following extensive reader research and to lessen environ­mental impact through reduced printing, EHN will be redesigned and re-launched as a monthly publication.

It will continue to provide in-depth news commen­tary and features illuminating good practice and contain practical resources for members to help them do their jobs better and keep them informed about CIEH regional activity and events.

There will be new content, including more information on changes to legislation and other topics EHN readers have requested. The first issue will be published on 23 September.

EHN Extra will become a weekly electronic magazine, pro­viding extended content that complements the new monthly magazine and website.

EHN Jobs will continue to be the number one online source for environmental health jobs and will be complemented by dedicated weekly email alerts to help subscribers stay on top of new opportunities. Custom email job alerts will continue as a standard feature.

Ms Hynes, said: ‘We discovered through our reader survey that almost 70 per cent of readers wanted to receive information through a mixture of online and traditional means. By offering an enhanced communications package, we will be able to deliver content in a more relevant and timely way.

‘This will also allow the CIEH to interact better with its members and to deliver a more integrated and focused service.’

Further information about the changes will be sent to all our readers over the next month.

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