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Jeff L. Jackson, R.S.

Environmental Health Specialist

Arkansas Department of Health

Ash Flat, AR 72513


Jeff Jackson R.S. has been employed as an Environmental Health Specialist for the Arkansas Department of Health since March, 2006. Mr. Jackson is currently stationed in Sharp County; however, he also covers Izard and Fulton County as well. His duties include the assessment of swimming pools and retail food services, issuing onsite wastewater permits, and responding to general sanitation complaints.

In December 2005, Mr. Jackson received his BSE in General Science with an emphasis in Biology from Arkansas State University. He has maintained registration with the Arkansas Board of Registered Sanitarians since May of 2007. His professional affiliations include the Arkansas Public Health Association as well as the Arkansas Society of Professional Sanitarians, of which he has served on the Executive Committee as Treasurer, since 2007. In 2009, Mr. Jackson was selected by his peers as the Sanitarian of the Year.


Leadership Development Opportunities

Participating in Cohort V of the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) has provided me with new tools to address emerging, as well as, recurring issues in environmental health. Additionally, EPHLI has introduced me to a network of environmental health professionals from across the United States who have helped me to understand that, while geographically different, all environmental health professionals are facing the same issues. The relationships and knowledge I have gained, from the fellows and instructors of Cohort V, will no doubt prove to be an invaluable asset both personally and professionally.

As the first fellow selected to attend from the State of Arkansas, I am truly honored to have had the opportunity to attend EPHLI and am looking sharing the skills and practices that I have learned with my colleagues.