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National capital area Environmental health Association

2023 Awards And Scholarships NCAEHA is proud to offer a variety of Awards and Scholarships to our outstanding members each year to highlight their achievements within the Environmental Health field. Awards and Scholarship winners are announced at the Annual Awards Dinner, held during the summer. 

James M. Wordsworth Scholarship
James Wordsworth has been a long standing restaurateur and advocate for the work Environmental Health Professionals do to help keep the public safe. Mr. Wordsworth is a Honorary Lifetime Member of NCAEHA and every year helps make a scholarship available to a candidate that is seeking higher education in a field related to Environmental Health. 

2023 James M. Wordsworth Scholarship Application 

2022 Winner: Debora Brown, George Mason University

Jerrold M. Michael Award
Jerrold Michael was the Founding President of NCAEHA. He was a true leader and pioneer in the field of Environmental Health. This award is to recognize a professional in the field of environmental health that has contributed to his or her employer’s environmental health mission, to the goals of the National Capital Area Environmental Health Association, and to the advancement of the environmental health profession. 

2023 Jerrold M. Michael Award Application

2022 Winner: Jan Jaminal, DC Health

NEHA Certificate of Merit
Each year, NEHA recognizes one individual and one team, from each of its Affiliates, who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of environmental health. It is one of the benefits of your affiliation with NEHA. Recipients are announced in the NEHA Journal of Environmental Health

2023 NEHA Certificate of Merit Application 

2022 Winner: Ilda Bengui, DC Health

Dedicated Service Award NEW
This recognition is awarded to Long-term members who are retiring this year. Candidates can be nominated by any member of NCAEHA. Eligibility: to be eligible a nominee must: be an Environmental Health Professional that is approaching retirement within the next year, be a member in good standing of NCAEHA for a minimum of 2 years, be actively engaged in the field of environmental health, and have performed professional duties in the field of environmental health above and beyond the usual employment requirements so as to elevate the professional status of the Environmental Health Professional. 

2023 Dedicated Service Award Application 

2022 Winner: Cassandra Mitchell, Fairfax County Health Department

Environmental Health Innovation Award NEW
This award is presented to a NCAEHA member or organization for creating a new idea, practice or product that has had a positive impact on improving the environment or public health and quality of life. The purpose of this award is to recognize these individuals and to encourage others to search for creative solutions. 

2023 Environmental Health Innovation Award Application 

NCAEHA Industry Award NEW
This award is presented to a company or industry which has demonstrated support to NCAEHA and has made a significant contribution to the field of environmental health and/or to NCAEHA.

2023 NCAEHA Industry Award Application

2022 Winner: J.R.'s Custom Catering 

Members of the Year - VA, MD, DC NEW
These members are chosen by the VP of Membership and Secretary and are awarded for their outstanding dedication to NCAEHA.  Winners will have demonstrated active conference attendance, committee work, and have been active Members for 2 years or more.  A selection from Virginia, Maryland, and DC will be awarded, if applicable. 

2022 Winners: 

DC- Joyce Moore, DC Health

MD- Kenneth Clare, Prince George's County Health Department

VA- Jennifer Lineback, Alexandria Health Department

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