Who We Are

Who We Are

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC)

The CMAHC is a non-profit organization that promotes the health and safety of people, families, and workers at public swimming facilities. The CMAHC was created to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to manage updates to, and promote voluntary adoption of, CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), the only all-inclusive national model pool code. The CMAHC is unique in that no other organization exists exclusively to advocate, evolve, innovate, promote implementation, organize research in support of, and advise CDC on needed updates to the MAHC. The MAHC is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it also develop, discuss, and vote on proposed changes through membership in the CMAHC. These proposed changes are submitted to CDC as advice on how the MAHC needs to change to keep up with the latest science and best practices. The CMAHC facilitates this by coordinating and prioritizing research needs to bring science and data driven information to the discussion. The formation of Ad Hoc Committees brings the experts together to gather and/or review data and best practices so they can develop improved guidance to address the health and safety needs of aquatics. Throughout the year, CMAHC staff educate local and state authorities, aquatic facility owners and operators, designers and builders, manufacturers, and suppliers about the MAHC and its potential for ensuring a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone.

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The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code
PO Box 3121
Decatur, GA 30031
Phone: (520) 355-5455