Awards & Honors

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Awards & Honors


Walter S. Mangold Award

NEHA's highest honor, the Walter S. Mangold Award--given for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the environmental health profession--was presented this year to CAPT Michael Herring. Please see the accompanying story on page 84, which details CAPT Herring's distinguished career and contributions to the profession.

Walter F. Snyder Award

NSF International and NEHA honored Vincent J. Radke with the 2013 Walter F. Snyder Award. This award is given in honor of NSF's cofounder and first executive director, and it recognizes outstanding contributions to public health and the environment. Please see the accompanying story on page 85, which details Radke's career and contributions to the profession.

A. Harry Bliss Editor's Award

Dr. A. Harry Bliss was editor of the Journal of Environmental Health in 1969, the year this award was first presented. When he retired, the award was named after him to honor his 40 years of involvement in Journal production. NEHA often gives this annual award to outstanding writers and columnists, but the award may also go to individuals who, through other significant contributions made to the Journal, advance the cause and interests of both the association and the profession.

This year, NEHA is delighted to announce that the 2013 recipient of the A. Harry Bliss Award is Marler Clark, LLP, PS. Marler Clark is a Seattle-based law firm that is nationally known for its practice in the field of food safety. The lawyers of Marler Clark have been responsible for providing valuable legal information that is published in the Journal through the Legal Briefs column.

Educational Contribution Award

NEHA's board of directors established this new award to recognize NEHA members, teams, or organizations for an outstanding contribution within the field of environmental health. NEHA is providing this pathway for its members and their agencies to share creative educational methods and tools used across the country and around the world to educate one another and the public about environmental health.

NEHA was pleased to name CAPT Mark Miller and Martin Kalis as the first recipients of this award. CAPT Miller and Kalis work within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center of Environmental Health's (CDC/NCEH's) Environmental Health Services Branch and collaborated with federal, state, and local health and environmental health partners to develop the comprehensive Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) program. Thousands of environmental health professionals from all 50 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia have completed EHTER trainings.

Environmental Health Innovation Award

This newly created NEHA award is presented to a NEHA member or organization who has created a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on improving environmental health services or quality of life. This award also encourages other environmental health professionals to search for creative solutions to challenges.

NEHA was pleased to name Eco-Health Child Care[R] (EHCC) as the first recipient of this award. EHCC provides basic concepts and practical steps for healthier environments to child care providers. It has endorsed more than 2,000 child care facilities, protecting more than 70,000 children. These children benefit from environmental health best prac tices that support their health, development, and ability to learn. EHCC also informs parents about environmental health practices that can be adopted at home to protect children.

Excellence in Sustainability Award

NEHA's Excellence in Sustainability Award recognizes organizations, businesses, associations, and individuals who are solving environmental challenges by using innovative and environmentally sustainable practices. The award represents the importance of supporting meaningful sustainability efforts to ensure a safe and healthy environment for present and future generations. …

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