HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes - 2016 Award Winners

Award for Healthy HomesThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), announces the annual Secretary’s Awards for Healthy Homes.

These awards recognize excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes research, education, and through program delivery, especially in diverse, low to moderate income communities.

The awards are presented at NEHA's Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition each year.


2016 Award Winners

Cross Program Coordination among Health, Environment, and Housing

Seattle Housing Authority, Yesler Terrace Breathe Easy Program in Seattle, Washington

Public Housing/Multifamily Supported Housing

Boston Housing Authority, Boston Residential Investigation on Green and Healthy Transitions (BRIGHT) in Boston, Massachusetts

Public Policy

California Healthy Homes Coalition/Regional Asthma Management Program in Oakland, California


2016 Press Releases and Announcements

2016 HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes Winners Announced: Model programs from Massachusetts, Washington, and California awarded


2016 Award Review Panel

Thank you! The review panel volunteered their expertise and many hours of their time. 

Tara Gurge, NEHA Technical Advisor for General Environmental Health, Environmental Health Agent, Needham Health Dept., Needham, MA

Timothy James Murphy, PhD, REHS/RS, DAAS, NEHA Technical Advisor for Sustainability, Associate Professor and Dept. Chair, The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

Stephan Ruckman, NEHA Technical Advisor for Schools, Environmental Health Manager, Worthington City Schools, Dublin, OH

Bob Uhrik, NEHA Technical Advisor for Radiation/Radon, Senior REHS, South Brunswick Township, Monmouth Junction, NJ

Robert Washam, MPH, RS, NEHA Technical Advisor for Land Use Planning and Design, Jensen Beach, FL

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