Certificates of Merit

Winners of Certificates of Merit, two women standing among sitting attendees during the AEC.Each affiliate in good standing is invited to designate one of its members and/or a team to receive a Certificate of Merit from NEHA, thereby nationally recognizing one of their own for outstanding contributions to the environmental health profession.

The team award recognizes multiple individuals who worked together on a project or program that made a significant contribution to Environmental Health programs within the state of the Affiliate.

  • 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.
  • Only a single Certificate of Merit document is given to the team (no individual copies for team members).

Nomination deadline is May 31, 2023.

NEHA board policy states that only affiliate presidents who are active NEHA members may nominate candidates for Certificates of Merit.