Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges
US Indian Health Service
Lake Havasu, AZ
Braden is an Environmental Health Officer currently serving in the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service. A year after joining the organization, Braden successfully obtained her Commissioning with the US Public Health Service and pinned on the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG). Braden is one of two Environmental Health Officers (EHO) stationed in Parker, AZ where she provides direct environmental health services to five tribal communities. Her duties include providing technical assistance on matters related to water or wastewater, solid waste, air quality, occupational safety and health, vector control, and emergency management.
The Environmental Health Services (EHS) Program works with tribal communities to prevent disease and injury by monitoring and investigating disease and injury and identifying health hazards in the environment all while providing training, technical assistance, and project funding. The Institutional Environmental Health specialty to protects building occupants from chemical, biological, radiological, and ergonomic hazards, as well as partnering with tribes on implementing emergency management programs.