NEHA Announces the Environmental Health Innovation Award

Environmental Health InnovationInnovators in environmental health, this opportunity is a chance to tell your story of the important work you have been doing to support environmental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Environmental Health Association, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, is seeking to recognize environmental health heroes who have used innovative environmental health services or practice strategies to improve the health and wellness of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Environmental health practitioners have been on the frontlines of this pandemic, working tirelessly to not only slow the spread of COVID-19 but also carry out essential environmental health work in new, different, safer, or more efficient ways. We want to profile these health department teams that are using new and creative solutions that can forever change the way we do environmental public health and offer awards between $500–$10,000, depending on the number of applicants.

The application period for this award is now open. Deadline to submit an application is May 14, 2021.



These awards are made possible under the Strengthening Environmental Public Health Systems Project, which provides state, territorial, local, and tribal health agencies with improved capacity in cross-sector collaboration for Health in All Policies (HiAP), data-driven decision making, and environmental health topics.


Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021