HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes - 2017 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.

2017 Award Winners

Cross Program Coordination

Vermont Weatherization One Touch Program

Public and Multifamily Housing

Denver Housing Authority

Policy Innovation

Tribal Healthy Homes Network/Partnership for Air Matters

Research Innovation

Rutgers University, Urban Entomology Lab

2017 Press Release

HUD Announces Winners Of 2017 Healthy Homes Awards

2017 Award Review Panel

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

  • Steven Ault, MSc, MRSB, REHS/RS (retired), NEHA Technical Advisor for Vector Control & Zoonotic Disease Control, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (retired), Adjunct Instructor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
  • Tara E. Gurge, RS, CEHT, MS, NEHA Technical Advisor for General Environmental Health, Assistant Public Health Director, Needham Public Health Department, Needham, MA
  • Anna Jeng, MS, ScD, NEHA Technical Advisor for Children’s Environmental Health, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Judeth Luong, NEHA Technical Advisor for Healthy Homes and Housing, Environmental Health Operations Officer, City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, Long Beach, CA
  • Timothy James Murphy, PhD, REHS/RS, DAAS, NEHA Technical Advisor for Sustainability, Associate Professor and Department Chair, The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
  • Zia Siddiqi, PhD, BCE, NEHA Technical Advisor for Vector Control & Zoonotic Disease Control, Zia Siddiqi Consulting, LLC, Snellville, GA (retired Orkin/Rollins Pest Control Director of Quality Systems)
  • ML Tanner, NEHA Technical Advisor for General Environmental Health, EPA Certified Lead Risk Assessor, Investigator, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Columbia, SC
  • Bob Uhrik, NEHA Technical Advisor for Radiation/Radon, Senior REHS, South Brunswick Township, Monmouth Junction, NJ


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