The job of a public health official is challenging and many professionals are being asked to understand all different aspects of EPH. With our health departments stretched to their limits and the different and emerging areas to focus on where can health professionals turn for assistance? In codes there is a term for organizations that are a trusted resource for AHJs – approved agencies. Whether it is sanitation, water, fire and gas safety, food facility field evaluations or what to look for in equipment that has been through floods, approved agencies have a lot of resources to assist your health department.