The 2021 Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection Awarded to Washoe County Health District
The jury reviewing Crumbine Award nominations praised Washoe County Health District for their clear evidence of measurable program improvement data and public health interventions, achievements in solving impactful public health-centered challenges, and strong program focus on outcomes in addition to outputs. The Washoe County Health District has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services, and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness.
Named for one of America’s most renowned health officers and health educators, Samuel J. Crumbine, MD (1862–1954), the award encourages innovative programs and methods that reduce or eliminate the occurrence of foodborne illnesses, recognizes the importance of food protection at the local level, and stimulates public interest in foodservice sanitation. The award will be presented at the closing session of the NEHA 2021 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition Three-Part Virtual Series.
The Crumbine Award is supported by the Conference for Food Protection, in cooperation with the American Academy of Sanitarians, American Public Health Association, Association of Food and Drug Officials, Food Marketing Institute, Foodservice Packaging Institute, International Association for Food Protection, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Environmental Health Association, National Restaurant Association, National Sanitation Foundation International, and UL LLC.