Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Former NEHA President Awarded IFEH's Foskett Award

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Former NEHA President Awarded IFEH's Foskett Award

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In September 2010, the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) convened its 11th Annual World Congress in Vancouver, Canada. IFEH works to disseminate knowledge concerning environmental health and promote cooperation between countries where environmental health issues are transboundary. NEHA is a long-standing member of IFEH.

IFEH sponsors a prestigious award, the Foskett Award (named after IFEH founder, Eric Foskett), which it bestows once every two years on a deserving person in the world who demonstrates an impressive international record of accomplishment on behalf of environmental health. This year--with the strong support of the NEHA board of directors--IFEH recognized former NEHA President Diane Evans with this very special honor. She is the first American to have won this very special award.

NEHAs board unanimously nominated Evans for this honor based on her fine international work in environmental health, which includes a two-year stint as the IFEH president and years of officially representing NEHA on the IFEH governing council.

She also codified the extensive records and operating procedures of the federation by creating its first policy and procedures manual. To accomplish this, she had to study all past IFEH minutes and actions and bring together in a single document a coherent set of policies that defined the operational organization of the federation. …

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