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Joe Sarcone, MSPH, RS

U.S. Environmental Protection Region 10

Anchorage, AK 99513-7588



Joe Sarcone has worked at the interface of government with the indigenous people of the Pacific, Africa and Alaska on environmental public health programs over the course of more than twenty years.  He currently works with tribes in Alaska to identify and implement sustainable solutions to environmental health challenges as the Rural Sanitation Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alaska Operations Office.  He holds an MSPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association.

Leadership Development Opportunities

The opportunity to participate in EPHLI comes at a critical time in my twenty-five (25) year career in government working with underserved populations.  Work on environmental public health issues at this interface can be overwhelming and presents a continuous challenge in maintaining the energy needed to be effective.  The EPHLI experience has restored my energy for the work and increased my effectiveness in carrying out the responsibilities of my position.  The skills learned through participation in the Institute will help me to create and promote a vision for improved environmental health status for the Alaska Native villages I now serve and for others I will serve in the future.