Navajo Environmental Health & Protection Program

The purpose of the Environmental Health program is to protect the health and safety of Navajo individuals through enforcement and monitoring of food preparation and food service operations and public facilities.

• Food Sanitation – monitoring and regulation of the following food establishments on the Navajo Nation:
➢ retail food stores and food storage warehouses
➢ cafes and restaurants
➢ bakeries
➢ meat processing operations (meat market)

• Itinerate and temporary food service operations – monitoring and regulation of itinerate and temporary food service operations on the Navajo Nation
• Food handlers training and certification – improvement of level of knowledge and skills of all food service workers and food handlers on safe and sanitary handling of food through updated food handlers training, certification and enforcement
• Public Facilities – monitoring and regulation of public facilities for health and safety of staff and clients on the Navajo Nation
• Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – participation in emergency preparedness and response activities


***Schedule subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control (such as political elections, power failure, etc.).
***Estimated time: About 2 hrs for training & more time for testing, grading & processing blue and pink cards, etc.

**Click on the image above for pdf flyer.


Contact Info

Herman Shorty, Program Supervisor III - OEH Central Office
P.O. Box 1390
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Administration Building No. 2
Window Rock Boulevard, Window Rock, AZ
Phone (928) 871-6517 / 6349
Fax (928) 871-7960

Cassandra Anthony, Office Assistant
Phone (928) 871-6349
Fax (928) 871-7960

Sam Canyon, Sanitarian - OEH Ft. Defiance and OEH Chinle Service Unit
Ft. Defiance OEH Office
P.O. Box 1390
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Administration Building No. 2
Window Rock Boulevard, Window Rock, AZ
Phone (928) 871-7940 / 6349
Fax (928) 871-7960

Chinle OEH Office
P.O. Box 694
Many Farms, AZ 86538
Hwy. 191 Lake Road
Dental Building – IHS OEH
Phone (928) 781-3809

Geraldine T. Ashley, Sanitarian – OEH Gallup and OEH Crownpoint Service Unit
Gallup OEH Office
P.O. Box 1337-MC #33
Gallup Indian Medical Center-Building #2009
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone (505) 722-1738 / 1717
Fax (505) 722-1701

Crownpoint OEH Office
P.O. Box 680
Building No. 36 Mercy Street
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone (505) 786-6403

Lester Lansing, Sanitarian – OEH Shiprock and OEH Kayenta Service Unit
Shiprock OEH Office
P.O. Box 160
1st Uranium Boulevard
Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone (505) 368-7491 / 7460
Fax (505) 368-7465

Kayenta OEH Office
P.O. Box 368
Kayenta, AZ 86033
Phone (928) 697-4062

Vacant, Sanitarian – OEH Tuba City and OEH Winslow Service Unit
Tuba City OEH Office
P.O. Box 600
3008 East Birch Ave
Tuba City, AZ 86045
Phone (928) 283-2857

Winslow OEH Office
P.O. Box 90
500 N. Indian Avenue
Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone (928) 289-9775