Walter Snyder AwardIn a world where environmental health professionals are often unsung heroes, the NEHA Awards are an opportunity to spotlight and honor accomplishments. 

A. Harry Bliss Editor's Award
Dr. A. Harry Bliss was the Journal editor 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 Journalproduction. The Harry Bliss Editor’s Award recognizes outstanding writers, columnists, and the award may also go to individuals who, through the Journal of Environmental Health, advance the cause and interests of the association.


Certificates of Merit
Each affiliate in good standing s invited to designate one of its members to receive a Certificate of Merit from NEHA, thereby nationally recognizing one of their own for outstanding contributions to the profession of environmental health. Each affiliate may nominate a single individual if the affiliate president is an active NEHA member. Recipients are announced during the AEC awards program and in the Journal of Environmental Health. This opportunity for special recognition several of your members to a national audience is one of the benefits of your affiliation with NEHA.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2016


Crumbine Award
The Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award is a prestigious award given annually to local environmental health jurisdictions that demonstrate unsurpassed achievement in providing outstanding food protection services to their communities. The purpose of the award is to encourage innovative programs and methods that reduce or eliminate the occurrence of foodborne illnesses, recognize the importance of food protection at the local level and stimulate public interest in foodservice sanitation. Often, winning programs offer "best practices" that may be used by others to advance their own food protection programs. 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016  


Excellence in Sustainability Award
NEHA's Excellence in Sustainability Award recognizes any organization, business, association, individual, or NEHA member who is solving environmental challenges by using innovative and environmentally sustainable practices. 

Application Deadline: May 1, 2016


Healthy Homes Award from HUDHUD Award for Healthy Homes
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), announces the first annual Secretary’s Awards for Healthy Homes. These awards will recognize excellence in healthy housing innovation and achievement in three categories: Public Housing/ Multifamily Supported Housing, Public Policy, and Cross Program Coordination among Health, Environment and Housing. The activities or policies nominated must show measurable benefits in the health of residents and be available to low and/or moderate income families.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2016


Joe Beck Educational Contribution Award
This award is available on an annual basis to recognize a NEHA member or team of NEHA members in good standing for an educational contribution designed for the advancement and professional development of environmental health professionals through instruction or development of an educational or training tool.

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2016

NEHA Innovation Award
This award is presented to a NEHA member, team of NEHA members, or organization for creating a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on improving the environment/public health and the quality of life. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals or teams that have made an innovative contribution to improving the environment and/or protecting public health and to encourage other professionals to search for creative solutions. Change that promotes or improves the environment is the foundation of this award.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2016


NEHA/UL Sabbatical Exchange Award
Study environmental health on the international level through the NEHA / UL Sabbatical Program! There are no borders to environmental health. What concerns one country concerns all others; what affects one people affects the world. That's why NEHA and UL are proud to present an opportunity for a NEHA member to spend a two-to-four-week sabbatical in an IFEH member country, observing, questioning and sharing environmental health practices and information.

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2016 


Past Presidents Award
Each year, NEHA’s Past Presidents get together and identify a hero for the profession who accomplishes much on behalf of environmental health but who does a lot of their work behind the scenes.


Walter F. Snyder Award
The Walter F. Snyder Award for Achievement in Attaining Environmental Quality is presented annually by the National Environmental Health Association and NSF International. 

Application Deadline: April 30, 2016


Walter S. Mangold 2014 Winner: Welford RobertsWalter S. Mangold Award
The Walter S. Mangold Award, which was established in 1955, was first awarded to Walter Mangold in 1956 for his lifetime dedication to upgrading the professional education and performance of sanitarians; to raising the standards of the environmental health practitioner, and professionalizing the individual, throughout the country; and for innovating his many brilliant programs that helped shape the environmental health profession throughout the world. Now, more than fifty-five years later, the Mangold Award continues to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the environmental health professional.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2016