NEHA Annual Report 2016

Message from leadership Welcome to NEHA’s first annual report! We have undoubtedly seen great accomplishments and milestones in the association’s 80-year history. Our vision is to be the most essential and influential environmental health resource in the country, and increasingly the world. We are excited about the opportunities that the future holds for environmental health professionals and for NEHA. We aim to seize every chance to enlighten and educate others on the important work of this often-invisible profession. Collectively, local boots on the ground profoundly improve people’s lives daily by ensuring that communities have clean air, safe food, and potable water. These basic necessities are what makes environmental health just as relevant and critical today as it was 80 years ago. The data, figures, and graphs presented here provide you an “at a glance” perspective on our progress. We intend to report on many of the same metrics year after year to give you sense of improvement and direction. Imagine what we can measure, track, and evaluate for the next 80 years’ achievements! We would love to hear from you about the format and content. Please email me directly at . Best wishes for 2017. Dave Dyjack, DrPH, CIH Executive Director + CEO David Riggs MS, REHS/RS Board President