2007 NEHA's Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition: Atlantic City, New Jersey.your eyes will be opened. Your brain will be stimulated. Your soul will be recharged.
Those were our promises to attendees of NEHA's 71st AEC AEC US Atomic Energy Commission
Noun 1. AEC - a former executive agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States
Atomic Energy Commission & Exhibition in Atlantic City, New Jersey “Atlantic City” redirects here. For other uses, see Atlantic City (disambiguation).
Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA. Famous for its boardwalk and casino gambling, it is a resort community located on Absecon Island on the coast of the . Were we true to our word? Yes. Just listen to these comments from our attendees:
* If you have never had the opportunity to attend an AEC, make the effort to do so ... it provides attendees with the fuel to approach their job with renewed energy, new ideas "New Ideas" is the debut single by Scottish New Wave/Indie Rock act The Dykeenies. It was first released as a Double A-side with "Will It Happen Tonight?" on July 17, 2006. The band also recorded a video for the track. , and the network to make it through their careers.
* Overall, the conference exceeded my expectations. Meeting people from different parts of the country and world broadened my horizons.
NEHA's AEC was held June 18-21, 2007, and featured 179 educational sessions and six pre-conference workshops, on topics ranging from terrorism and all-hazards preparedness to onsite wastewater to food safety and protection. A summary of the conference highlights is included in the special report below. We hope this report will encourage you to attend next year's conference in Tucson!
Imagine yourself in the position of representing a nation, much as an ambassador would, as a delegate to the World Health Organization's (WHO's) World Assembly. The World Assembly is WHO's 193-member decision-making body, and as a member, you are listening to a major policy presentation on global warming global warming, the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. and public health that will serve in part as the basis for WHO policy making.
NEHA's 2007 AEC attendees did just that. They heard the very presentation that the assembly's delegates heard last May, before the delegates began their policy discussions on the role of WHO in what many consider to be the environmental health issue of the day. Dr. Wilfried Kreisel, former WHO executive director, was the official behind this presentation.
Dr. Kreisel has been a leader in environmental health at WHO for more than 25 years, ultimately serving as WHO's director for environmental health. In this position, he formulated an entirely different way of looking at environmental health, taking into account such considerations as sustainable development Sustainable development is a socio-ecological process characterized by the fulfilment of human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely. The linkage between environment and development was globally recognized in 1980, when the International Union . This approach led to the formulation of a completely new Health and Environment Strategy for WHO. The strategy set the scene for the development of National Environmental Health Action Plans, which continue to serve as the basis for renewed environmental health policies and programs in many WHO member states.
Kreisel was also instrumental in the organization of the 1992 Rio Conference on the environment and what followed. With the declarations that came out of this landmark event, environmental health has become an anchoring issue in national and international discussions on sustainable development.
Kreisel began his presentation by stating that there is a general consensus that the climate is changing and that there is new and stronger evidence that most of the observed warming over the past 50 years is attributable to human activities. Furthermore, he said, we have always known that climate affects health. What are the effects? Temperature-related illness and death, extreme weather-related health effects, air pollution-related effects, waterborne and foodborne diseases, vectorborne and rodentborne diseases, food and water shortages, and population displacement are all climate change effects. Incidence of diarrhea, for example--a disease that causes about 1.8 million deaths a year worldwide, mainly in children in developing countries--is related to variations in temperature and precipitation, over both space and time. Daily measurements taken at a hospital in Lima, Peru, from 1993 to 1998 indicated an 8 percent increase in diarrhea for every 1[degrees]C temperature increase.
Can we estimate health effects of climate change in the future? The Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “IPCC” redirects here. For other uses, see IPCC (disambiguation).
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment , adopted in 2001, consisted mainly of a qualitative assessment, but was also able to quantify deaths from thermal extremes, for areas climatically suitable for malaria transmission, from food deficits, and from exposure to coastal flooding. Kreisel added that we want to know not only the burden of disease from climate change but also how significant the effects of disease are, which diseases could have the biggest impact, and which populations are most at risk.
Many of the major killers are climate sensitive, he stated. Each year undernutrition Undernutrition
A type of malnutrition caused by inadequate food intake or the body's inability to make use of needed nutrients.
Mentioned in: Appetite-Enhancing Drugs
see malnutrition, starvation. kills 3.7 million people, diarrhea kills 1.8 million, and malaria kills 1.1 million. Each of these diseases is highly sensitive Adj. 1. highly sensitive - readily affected by various agents; "a highly sensitive explosive is easily exploded by a shock"; "a sensitive colloid is readily coagulated" to temperature and precipitation. Climate-disease relationships known from laboratory and local studies can be linked to global climate change projections to forecast changes in disease distribution and incidence. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a 2002 study published in the Lancet, climate change is expected to increase the proportion of the global population exposed to dengue dengue
or breakbone fever or dandy fever
Infectious, disabling mosquito-borne fever. Other symptoms include extreme joint pain and stiffness, intense pain behind the eyes, a return of fever after brief pause, and a characteristic rash. , from about 35 percent to 50-60 percent, by 2085 (S. Hale, "Potential Effect of Population and Climate Changes on Global Distribution of Dengue Fever dengue fever (dĕng`gē, –gā), acute infectious disease caused by four closely related viruses and transmitted by the bite of the Aedes mosquito; it is also known as breakbone fever and bone-crusher disease. ," pp. 830-834).
Current models do not fully describe health threats from climate change, Kreisel noted. Failure to stabilize climate may already cause the loss of 5.5 million years of healthy life (or 150,000 lives) per year. The number is expected to double by 2020. These estimates are incomplete, however, and likely to be conservative. In addition, they are dependent on socioeconomic influences (especially in the short term) and can vary with alternative climate futures (in the long term). Furthermore, Kreisel said, many important climate-health relationships are not represented at all, including dengue, leishmaniasis leishmaniasis (lēsh'mənī`əsĭs), any of a group of tropical diseases caused by parasitic protozoans of the genus Leishmania. , cholera, sleeping sickness sleeping sickness: see encephalitis; trypanosomiasis.
Protozoal disease transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly. Two forms, caused by different species of the genus Trypanosoma, occur in separate regions in Africa. , and filariasis filariasis: see elephantiasis. ; flooding impacts on diarrhea and mental health; increased frequency of severe tropical storms; floods from melting glaciers and water shortages from melting glaciers; salination of water sources from sea-level rise; aeroallergens; forest fires This is a list of notorious forest fires: North America
Year Size Name Area Notes
1825 3,000,000 acres (12,000 km²) Miramichi Fire New Brunswick Killed 160 people. ; dust storms; effects on crop pests; effects via species extinction and biodiversity loss; and social effects of population displacements.
What can we do to adapt? Kreisel emphasized the importance of tackling basic health problems in developing countries and the need for a climate-based early-warning system, and he said that global, diverse, and long-term health risks argue in favor of a precautionary approach to greenhouse gas greenhouse gas
Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
greenhouse gas stabilization. He noted that actions by the health sector--such as infectious-disease surveillance, integrated vector management, and environmental health capacity building--are the first defense against climate change impacts.
Kreisel also emphasized the significance of transport-related diseases, noting that each year, urban air pollution kills 800,000, road traffic accidents kill 1.2 million and injure over 50 million, and physical inactivity physical inactivity A sedentary state. Cf Physical activity. causes 1.9 million deaths. (Compare these numbers with the 1.1 million killed by malaria, 2.9 million killed by HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome , and 4.9 million killed by tobacco-related causes, he said.) We know that policies concerning energy sources and use--transport, for instance--have strong direct links to globally important health impacts and that energy policy decisions are becoming more important, especially in rapidly developing economies. Kreisel added, however, that he would like a comprehensive review of best practice to improve health while limiting greenhouse gas emissions, as well as quantification of how much certain burdens (especially physical inactivity) could be reduced by specific policies.
Kreisel concluded by stressing that climate change poses threats that are more uncertain, diffuse, and slow acting than other health issues--but that these threats are also real, irreversible, and potentially very large and that they come on top of many other strains on health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract . There are multiple opportunities for improving health, Kreisel said, as we meet the challenges of adaptation and mitigation.
At the AEC & Exhibition, important business meetings of all kinds take place. Two of the most important are the business meetings of the NEHA NEHA National Environmental Health Association
NEHA National Executive Housekeepers Association
NEHA Northern Estates Homeowners Association (Indianapolis, Indiana) Board of Directors and the NEHA Council of Delegates. Just as important is the General Assembly, which gives members an opportunity to provide suggestions and ask questions of the board of directors, as well as to hear firsthand what is occurring within the association. The summaries below present highlights from each of these meetings.
Board of Directors Meeting
* Ron Grimes, president for 2005-2006, rotated off the board in his role as immediate past president at the end of the 2007 AEC. Rob Blake For other persons of the same name, see Robert Blake.
Robert Bowlby "Rob" Blake (born December 10 1969, in Simcoe, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey defenceman in the NHL, playing for the Los Angeles Kings where he is the captain. assumed the role of president.
* Discussions started with the California affiliate about holding an AEC in California.
* Yolanda Sinde, the new executive director of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP), Randy Bentley, National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council Accreditation Council may refer to:
* With respect to marketing activities, over 10,000 people will be reached multiple times with a promotion for the National Swimming Pool Foundation's Certified Pool-Spa Inspector Training Program. NEHA is also marketing Center for Education and Training (CERT) products (www.nehacert.org), which can be taken for CE credits. (CERT is involved in taping the AEC educational sessions.) These products will also be included in the TRAIN program, which is an Internet-based source of education for professionals involved in public health. In addition, NEHA is marketing the new Healthy Homes and Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Systems credentials.
* Executive Director Fabian reported that NEHA is continuing to engage in dialogue with students to determine what the issues most important to them are.
* The position of regional vice president for Region 9 (New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. states) is vacant. NEHA invites anyone who has an interest in running for this position to submit a nomination form.
* NEHA and the American Public Health Association The American Public Health Association (APHA) is Washington, D.C.-based professional organization for public health professionals in the United States. Founded in 1872 by Dr. Stephen Smith, APHA has more than 30,000 members worldwide. (APHA) are discussing ways in which the two organizations can get involved in some cooperative ventures, particularly in areas of policy.
* Changes in the format of NEHA's mail ballots were approved to ensure one vote per member.
* NEHA Training's partnership with the Chadwick House is in the process of dissolution. The plan after the dissolution of the company is to bring NEHA Training into NEHA as a program. NEHA is looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. volunteers for a food safety training materials committee. This committee will help to develop new materials for the program.
* The exhibit event increased in size this year largely because of efforts by the New Jersey affiliate.
* Thirty-three scholarships for full conference registration were provided through an FDA FDA
Food and Drug Administration
n.pr See Food and Drug Administration.
n.pr the abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration. grant.
* The New Jersey affiliate leadership and the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH NALBOH National Association of Local Boards of Health (US) ) were recognized with deep appreciation for all they did to make the conference a success.
* With respect to positions and resolutions, the board
1. approved a position in support of the Cloned Food Labeling Act;
2. approved a position in support of the U.S. Conference of Mayors stance on global warming, except for their stance on trading credits;
3. discussed taking a position in support of a new federal food agency with some caveats to ensure that the public health and environmental health foundation and orientation of food safety programs are maintained--NEHA was concerned about the impact on local agencies;
4. approved a position in support of the current FDA regional office arrangement;
5. approved taking a position on raw milk and drafting a letter in support of efforts to keep legislation from passing in North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. that would permit the sale of raw milk; and
6. approved a general resolution on food safety credentialing.
* The C.F.S.P. credential will be renamed, and the process has begun of letting current C.F.S.P. credential holders know that the certification designation is changing names.
* The board approved a new committee structure for the NEHA credentialing program.
* The board approved a new date for nominations for second vice president--30 days before the board meeting at the AEC.
* Staff will develop an approval process to certify courses from online universities for credentialing exams. The board did not approve acceptance of work experience for the science hour requirement.
* The board discussed responsibilities of the Council of Delegates, including the number of business meetings. It recognized the efforts of the section chairs.
Council of Delegates Meeting
The NEHA Council of Delegates meets once a year at the AEC. It consists of all members of the NEHA Board of Directors and the presidents of all of NEHA's affiliates. One of the primary purposes of this meeting is to inform affiliate presidents about the many important activities being undertaken by the national association, particularly the ways in which they relate to NEHA's affiliate organizations. Presentations and meeting packet information are provided to affiliate presidents so that they can more easily convey to their members what NEHA is doing and why.
* President Rob Blake reiterated the importance of marketing the profession so that it is known better by the general public, by policy makers, and by students who are deciding on a profession. Michele Samarya-Timm and Charles Otto led a new committee to coordinate a Web-based clearinghouse of environmental health products and activities.
* If any affiliate wishes to have a NEHA presence at its conference, it should contact the NEHA office to discuss what can be arranged.
* Keith Krinn assumed the office of second vice president.
* Mel Knight from California was presented as the sole candidate for second vice president for the 2007-2008 election period. Because no additional nominations were taken from the floor at the General Assembly, Knight will begin a five-year commitment to serve the association when he takes office in June 2008.
* Mr. Knight addressed the council and explained his vision for NEHA; he will be advocating for two areas of primary focus: workforce development and professional advocacy.
* With respect to site selection for the AEC, NEHA works to make an AEC economically accessible to all members of the association on a periodic basis. The conference follows an east-west rotation. In 2008, the AEC will be in Tucson, Arizona Tucson (pronounced /ˈtusɑn/, Spanish: Tucsón [tuk'son] ; in 2009, it will be in Atlanta, Georgia; and for 2010, the board is looking at three contenders: Honolulu, Albuquerque, and Salt Lake City.
* NEHA Government Affairs Manager Larry Marcum urged the delegates to read and pass along to colleagues the managing editor's article "Straight Talk About NEHA and Policy." This article notes some 75 substantial accomplishments dealing with legislative initiatives and policy inputs that the NEHA Governmental Affairs program has been able to document in the past few years. The following is a sampling of initiatives and accomplishments:
-- endorsement of environmental health tracking legislation,
-- creation of the Health Tracking Bio-Monitoring Technical Section,
-- a position taken on sustainability and climate control,
-- support for use of food labeling as it relates to cloned animals,
-- circulation of an initiative at the 2006 AEC to get attendees to express opposition to the proposed budget cuts ($4 million) to CDC's NCEH NCEH National Center for Environmental Health (US CDC) budget (the funding was restored to NCEH),
-- endorsement of the Healthy Places 2007 legislation,
-- endorsement of passage of the All-Hazards and Bio-Terrorism Preparedness Act, and
-- mobilization of past presidents to educate state legislators about the benefits of a well-functioning environmental health program.
* NEHA recently took a seat on the Council for Improved Foodborne Outbreak Response.
* NEHA is involved in several CDC See Control Data, century date change and Back Orifice.
CDC - Control Data Corporation initiatives such as the national IAQ IAQ Indoor Air Quality
IAQ Investment Administration Qualification
IAQ Infrequently Asked Questions
IAQ Internal Air Quality
IAQ Inuit Art Quarterly
IAQ Illinois Air Quality partnership and the definition of a role for environmental health personnel in emergency response.
* NEHA's 13 strategic directions focus on relevance so that NEHA can react in real time to world events and challenges. These directions fall into the following categories:
1. training and education,
3. advocacy, and
4. organizational capacity.
* Attendees were encouraged to nominate deserving people for the Mangold Award or the Snyder Award, to submit a name for a Certificate of Merit, to apply for a sabbatical exchange award for England or Canada, to apply for a scholarship for undergraduate or graduate school courses, and to take training courses (which are 100 percent subsidized through grant funding) such as radon/IAQ classes, food EPI EPI
exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. classes, and R & D special workshops.
* NEHA's pre-conference workshops will be developed into regional workshops on environmental health performance standards and insect and rodent control.
* Troy Ritter rit·ter
n. pl. ritter
[German, from Middle High German riter, from Middle Dutch ridder, from r , president of the Alaska affiliate, commented on his sabbatical experience in the remote areas of the Northwest Territories Northwest Territories, territory (2001 pop. 37,360), 532,643 sq mi (1,379,028 sq km), NW Canada. The Northwest Territories lie W of Nunavut, N of lat. 60°N, and E of Yukon. in Canada.
* Attendees were encouraged to refer affiliate member information to NEHA to be published in the Journal of Environmental Health and to reserve space in affiliate newsletters for regional vice presidents to write a column.
* NEHA maintains lists of potential volunteers and, as the need arises, people are asked to provide their particular expertise to the committee and become involved.
* Tom Gonzales, regional vice president for Region 3, presented highlights of the activities of the newest NEHA strategic committee on sustainability, which was created in December, 2006. A reference page on sustainability issues has been created on NEHA's Web site, and a new award has been developed, called Excellence in Sustainability.
* President Blake introduced resolutions in support of the 60th anniversaries of the Florida and Colorado affiliates.
* NEHA has been receiving inquiries that reflect the breadth of NEHA's reach as well as recognition from outside the profession that NEHA is a major player in representing the profession.
* NEHA will send policy makers complimentary copies of the Journal of Environmental Health. NEHA is aggressively active in monitoring and responding to policy issues as they relate to environmental health.
* NEHA worked in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing to create a Healthy Homes Practitioner credential.
* Every year, affiliate presidents participate in focus groups before the meeting to discuss a single issue in depth. This year's issue was "marketing the invisible profession 'invisible' profession Nursing, see there ." See the November Managing Editor's Desk column for a synopsis of the focus group recommendations.
Outgoing President An outgoing president is a president or, generally, other head of state or government when he holds office between the election of his successor and the inauguration by which that successor assumes power. Rick Collins explained that this assembly is held so that individual members can ask questions of the president and the board of directors and hear firsthand what is going on within the association. He began by giving a report on NEHA's accomplishments of this past year:
Training and Education Activities
* Launched the high-quality NEHA CERT program of distance-based educational products.
* Developed within the CERT program high-quality streaming videos that enable NEHA to bring its AEC educational offerings to many other environmental health professionals.
* Planned out and conducted the 2007 AEC, inclusive of inclusive of
Taking into consideration or account; including. various pre-conference workshops and credential study courses.
* Continued to improve and enhance the Journal of Environmental Health.
* Added to our publications collection to provide more educational material for the environmental health professional.
* Both the NEHA president and the executive director were involved in presentations to various affiliates and other audiences.
* Strengthened and updated the R.E.H.S./R.S. credential and study guide.
* Continued to push for uniformity on behalf of the national NEHA R.E.H.S./R.S. program.
* Recognized all R.E.H.S./R.S. credentialed professionals who have held the credential for more than 30 years with a special certificate.
* Completed a brand-new credential--Healthy Homes.
* Strengthened the program for our new credential for onsite wastewater.
* Continued to improve both the C.F.S.P. exam and study guide.
* Developed a position on credentialing in the field of food safety that more clearly defines the roles of the C.F.S.P. and the R.E.H.S./R.S. credentials.
* Expanded the number of coalitions and alliances that NEHA participates in for the good of environmental health.
* NEHA's opinions and inputs are being sought by more outside interests ranging from federal agencies to other NGOs to the private sector.
* NEHA is involved in the emergence of the new state Environmental Health Director's Forum.
* Our advocacy work has also been directed toward marketing our profession and includes efforts ranging from presentations NEHA officials have made to enhancements on the Web site aimed at the public to engaging in various dialogues in which the goal is to increase understanding of our profession.
* Developed an e-newsletter that not only keeps the membership informed as issues break, but now also includes a special feature that enables members to register their opinions on issues.
* Expanded our international efforts, which range from building a relationship with WHO to helping the Saudi Arabian government set up a food safety program.
* Our grant projects are being sustained, and our advertising, exhibit, and sponsorship income is increasing.
* We moved the association offices this year into a new space that is much more conducive to our future success--and at a price that is a substantial financial bargain in the Denver marketplace.
* Our IT capabilities are also continuing to improve, thereby enabling us to be cost-effective and better at quickly responding to and serving our members.
* We are continuing to build the staff's capabilities, which represents an important element in building our organizational capacity.
* We're also enhancing our Web site and the infrastructure that supports it.
* Finally, we developed a whole new initiative this year that involves setting up a new committee on sustainability. This committee has been active in developing a new award program--NEHA's first new award program in over 10 years--that will enable our profession to recognize noteworthy efforts to improve sustainability.
Mr. Collins explained that NEHA's articles of incorporation The document that must be filed with an appropriate government agency, commonly the office of the Secretary of State, if the owners of a business want it to be given legal recognition as a corporation. and bylaws The rules and regulations enacted by an association or a corporation to provide a framework for its operation and management.
Bylaws may specify the qualifications, rights, and liabilities of membership, and the powers, duties, and grounds for the dissolution of an allow for nominations from the floor for any NEHA office, and he invited any member who had filled out the proper paperwork to make a nomination. No nominations were made, however. The floor nomination process supplements the regular nomination process, which officially cleared one candidate to run in next year's election. The candidate running for second vice president is Mel Knight, retired director of environmental management of the Sacramento County Department of Environmental Management.
A thank-you goes to all of the 2007 AEC & Exhibition attendees--including speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers--for their dedication and commitment to the environmental and public health professions. We hope to see you next year at NEHA's AEC & Exhibition in Tucson, Arizona, June 22-25, where, once again, your eyes will be opened and your soul recharged. As one attendee commented, "This is an opportunity for one to get an idea of how important one's contribution to public health is. It reminds you of how important your work is."
2007 Awards And Honors.
Walter S. Mangold Award
Dr. Chris Wiant
NEHA's highest honor, the Walter S. Mangold Award--given for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the environmental health profession--was bestowed this year upon the very deserving Dr. Chris Wiant. Please see the accompanying story on page 74, which details Dr. Wiant's contributions to the profession.
Certificates of Merit
Certificates of Merit are awarded to affiliate members who make exemplary contributions to the profession of environmental health. Each affiliate sets its own criteria for recognition, so recipients do not need to be NEHA members. For 2007, the following winners were announced:
* Alabama -- Lem Burell,
* Alaska -- Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation-Drinking Water Program,
* Colorado -- Therese Pilonetti,
* Connecticut -- Cameron Walden,
* Florida -- Melissa Brock,
* Illinois -- Walter Ward For lead vocalist in R&B band The Olympics, see Walter Ward (singer).
Walter Ward (1911-1994) was a member of the New York City Council for a quarter of a century, serving 13 terms from 1968 until 1993. ,
* Iowa -- Brian Hanft,
* Kentucky -- Barry Turner This article is about the Canadian politician. For the British journalist, see Barry Turner (journalist).
John Barry Turner (born April 11, 1946 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and lobbyist. ,
* Maryland -- Pete Sansone,
* Massachusetts -- Alan D. Perry,
* Michigan -- John N. Gohlke,
* Minnesota -- Jeff Luedeman,
* National Capital Area -- Victoria Decker Griffith,
* Nebraska -- George Hanssen,
* Nevada -- Glenn D. Savage,
* New Jersey -- Aimee DeLotto,
* North Carolina -- Patricia G. Hawkins,
* North Dakota North Dakota, state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Minnesota, across the Red River of the North (E), South Dakota (S), Montana (W), and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (N). -- Allen McKay Allen McKay (born 5 February 1927) is a retired British Labour Party politician.
McKay was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the South Yorkshire constituency of Penistone in a 1978 by-election followig the death of the Labour MP John Mendelson, serving there until the ,
* Northern New England -- Michael Moore Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. ,
* Ohio -- Duane Stansbury,
* Oklahoma -- Linda Jones Linda Jones (born 14 January 1944, Newark, New Jersey - died 14 March 1972, Harlem) was an American soul singer. She signed with Warner Bros. Records subsidiary Loma Records in 1967 and released the biggest of several hits, "Hypnotized". ,
* Texas -- Brenda J. Elrod,
* Utah -- Terry Beebe,
* Virginia -- Catherine Cummins, and
* Wisconsin -- Wayne Kopp.
Affiliates may submit their nominees at any time for Certificate of Merit awards to be announced To be announced (TBA)
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A. Harry Bliss Harry Bliss is a United States cartoonist and illustrator.
Bliss grew up in New York State among an artistic family. He studied painting at the Pennyslvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied illustration at the University of the Arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and at Editor's Award
Environmental Health Services Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agency of the U.S. Public Health Service since 1973, with headquarters in Atlanta; it was established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center. Accepted by Sharunda Buchanan
Dr. A. Harry Bliss was the Journal editor in 1969, the year this award was first presented. When he retired, the award was named after him to honor his 40 years of involvement in Journal production. NEHA often gives the annual Harry Bliss Editor's Award to outstanding writers and columnists, but the award may also go to individuals who, through the Journal of Environmental Health, advance the cause and interests of the association.
This year, we are proud to announce that the 2007 recipient of the Harry Bliss Award is the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As NEHA members have seen over the past year, EHSB's special column gives the environmental health professional the opportunity to learn what is happening within CDC that affects our profession and its work. Similarly, CDC is now able to get feedback on the work that it is doing directly from environmental health practitioners. Given CDC's prominent role in environmental health, we view this column as an indispensable bridge between the environmental health practitioner and the nation's lead public environmental health agency--and we deeply thank EHSB for its willingness to prepare this column for the benefit of all who practice environmental health.
NEHA/AAS Scholarship Awards
NEHA supports students in many ways. One way involves financial tuition support through a special scholarship program that is co-sponsored by NEHA and the American Academy The American Academy in Berlin is a non-partisan academic institution in Berlin. It was founded in September 1994 by a group of prominent Americans and Germans, among them Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Richard von Weizsäcker, Fritz Stern and Otto Graf Lambsdorff and opened in of Sanitarians (AAS). This year, NEHA Past President and Scholarship Committee Chair James Bal-samo presented a $1,000 undergraduate scholarship on behalf of the scholarship committee to Kimberley M. Johnson from Boise State University.
Walter F. Snyder Award
Dr. Wilfried Kreisel
NSF International NSF International, formerly National Sanitation Foundation, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that develops standards and provides product certification and education in the field of public health and safety. and NEHA honored Dr. Wilfried Kreisel with the 2007 Walter F. Snyder Award. The award is given in honor of NSF's cofounder co·found
tr.v. co·found·ed, co·found·ing, co·founds
To establish or found in concert with another or others.
co·found and first executive director, and it recognizes outstanding contributions to public health and the environment. Please see the accompanying story on page 75, which details Dr. Kreisel's contributions to the profession.
Sabbatical Exchange Award
NEHA offers a wide-ranging opportunity for professional growth and the exchange of valuable information on the international level through its longtime Sabbatical Exchange Program. The recipient of this award may go either to England, in cooperation with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Founded in 1883, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a professional and educational body, dedicated to the promotion of environmental health and to encouraging the highest possible standards in the training and the work of environmental health professionals. , or to Canada, in cooperation with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Underwriters Laboratories Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is a U.S. not-for-profit, privately owned and operated product safety testing and certification organization. Based in Northbrook, Illinois, UL develops standards and test procedures for products, materials, components, assemblies, tools and (UL) currently sponsors the sabbatical.
The award jury this year decided that the sabbatical award should be given to Dixie Fullerton, environmental health specialist in the Cerro Gordo Cerro Gordo (sā`rō gōr`thō), mountain pass, E Mexico, on the road between Veracruz and Xalapa, site of a decisive battle (Apr. 17–18, 1847) of the Mexican War. County Department of Public Health in Iowa. Fullerton will be traveling to England in October 2007 for her sabbatical exchange experience. Anyone interested in applying for the award should contact Kim Clapper at (303) 756-9090, extension 302, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Research Presentations
Every year, the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AE-HAP) and CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) sponsor and financially support undergraduate and graduate student research presentations. Thanks to a generous donation from NCEH, six students and their faculty mentors had the opportunity to present their research at the AEC & Exhibition. Each student participant received a $500 award, a plaque, and a stipend of up to $1,000 to cover travel and research expenses. Presenting the student research awards were Captain Michael Herring of the U.S. Public Health Service/CDC/NCEH and Dr. Dale Stephenson of Boise State University.
The following undergraduates were honored for their research presentations: Valerie Scola and Lucy Loftus from Illinois State University ISU is recognized in the prestigious US News rankings as a "National University", that is, a university which grants a variety of doctoral degrees and strongly emphasizes research. , Kimberly Johnson Kimberly Johnson is an American poet. She was born in 1971. Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she later earned graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and UC-Berkeley. from Boise State University, and Lauren Lawrence from North Carolina Central University History
NCCU was chartered in 1909 and opened in 1910 as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua under the leadership of President James E. Shepard. . The following graduate students were honored for their research presentations: Amanda Grantham from East Carolina University East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. Named East Carolina University by statue and commonly known as ECU or East Carolina and Clarita Lefthand from the University of Washington.
Plaques were also awarded to the students who were selected to present their research at the student research poster session A poster session is the juried presentation of research information by representatives of several research teams at a congress or conference with an academic or professional focus. These are particularly prominent at scientific conferences such as medical congresses. : Alexandra Hawley from Colorado State University Colorado State University, at Fort Collins; land-grant with state and federal support; chartered 1870, opened 1879 as an agricultural college, assumed present name in 1957. There is a veterinary teaching hospital, an agricultural campus, and a research campus. , Melissa Stoudt from Old Dominion University “ODU” redirects here. For other uses, see ODU (disambiguation).
The university was recently named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. , and Reagan Weaver from Eastern Kentucky University Student Life
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Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award
The Samuel J. Crumbine Award is a prestigious national award given annually to a local food protection agency that demonstrates excellence and continual improvement Continual Improvement (also called incremental improvement or staircase improvement) is a process or productivity improvement tool intended to have a stable and consistent growth and improvement of all the segments of a process or processes. in a food protection program. The award is named in honor of Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine, a sanitarian-physician and public health pioneer who was renowned for his innovative methods of improving public health protection, and it is supported by the Conference for Food Protection in cooperation with American Academy of Sanitarians; the American Public Health Association; the Association of Food & Drug Officials; the Foodservice & Packaging Institute, Inc.; the International Association for Food Protection The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), founded in 1911, is a non-profit association of food safety professionals. Comprised of a diverse membership of over 3,000 Members from 50 nations, the Association is dedicated to the education and service of its Members, as ; the International Food Safety Council; the National Association of County and City Health Officials; NEHA; NSF NSF - National Science Foundation ; and UL.
This year the award was not presented.
Past Presidents Award
Each year, the Past Presidents group, comprising former NEHA presidents, recognizes a NEHA member for outstanding achievement. Past President Jim Balsamo presented this year's award to Bob Harrington, director of Casper/Natrona County Health Department in Wyoming.
A Presidential Citation is a special award given to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to NEHA during the president's term of office. President Rick Collins presented presidential citations to Rob Blake; Michele Samarya-Timm; Jason Bashura; Tom Gonzales; the NEHA staff; Nelson Fabian; Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response--NCEH/ATSDR, Office of the Director; UL; and NSF.
Davis Calvin Wagner Award
AAS presented its highest award, the 2007 Davis Calvin Wagner Award, to Harry Grenawitzke, environmental health consultant from Monroe, Michigan Monroe is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 22,076. It is the county seat of Monroe County6. The city is adjacent to Monroe Charter Township, but is politically independent. According to the U.S. . The Wagner Award and honorarium HONORARIUM. A recompense for services rendered. It is usually applied only to the recompense given to persons whose business is connected with science; as the fee paid to counsel.
2. are given each year in recognition of outstanding professional work, accomplishments, and contributions to environmental and public health. The award is particularly meaningful since recipients are nominated and selected on the basis of recommendations from their peers in the profession.
2007 Mangold Award Recipient
Chris J. Wiant, M.P.H., Ph.D., R.E.H.S.
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is proud to present the 2007 Walter S. Mangold Award, its highest honor, to Chris J. Wiant, M.P.H., Ph.D., R.E.H.S., president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Caring for Colorado Foundation.
The hallmark of Wiant's 30-plus-year career has been his sustained commitment to protecting and improving the public's health through the environmental health sciences. Known for his creative thinking, political skills, neutral demeanor, and credible voice, he has been called an opinion leader, an innovator, and an ambassador. In his September/October 1992 President's Message in the Journal of Environmental Health, Wiant wrote, "It seems that to be an effective leader you must have good ideas, but also inspire thought and action in others. It is the ability to inspire innovativeness that distinguishes leadership from the possession of power."
Wiant began his career as a program administrator and assistant chief at the Division of Environmental Health and Sanitation in the Illinois Department of Public Health. He managed a wide range of traditional environmental health programs and three years later was promoted to chief of the Environmental Chemistry Section.
It was during this time that Wiant was beginning to be recognized nationally as an innovative thinker. In 1984, he was recruited to move to Denver and serve as environmental health director at Tri-County Health Department (TCHD TCHD Threshold Crossing Height Downwind ). Because of Wiant's broad experience in Illinois, and because of his unique ability to assess needs and develop relevant community programs, he was able to add environmental health positions and programs in public health engineering, land use, occupational safety, and pollution prevention while at TCHD. He also successfully developed a disease control program that integrated environmental health, epidemiology, and nursing into a cohesive disease control team. Wiant was promoted to deputy director in 1989 and, in 1997, to executive director. As executive director, he was responsible for the management of a $14 million budget and over 260 employees.
Within TCHD's jurisdiction was the Rocky Mountain Arsenal The Rocky Mountain Arsenal was a United States chemical weapons manufacturing center located in the Denver Metropolitan Area in Commerce City, Colorado. The site was operated by the United States Army throughout the later 20th century and was controversial among local residents , an old U.S. Army nerve agent Noun 1. nerve agent - a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect factory that had contaminated contaminated,
v 1. made radioactive by the addition of small quantities of radioactive material.
2. made contaminated by adding infective or radiographic materials.
3. an infective surface or object. the groundwater of the neighboring city, Commerce City. It is also the site of the Army's largest environmental cleanup The process of removing solid, liquid, and hazardous wastes, except for unexploded ordnance, resulting from the joint operation of US forces to a condition that approaches the one existing prior to operation as determined by the environmental baseline survey, if one was conducted. program in the nation. Serving as negotiator and facilitator--and bringing the perspective of the local community to the table--Wiant helped the state of Colorado, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and , Shell Oil Company, and the Army reach a conceptual agreement on a cleanup plan for the arsenal. His political capital resulted in a unique arrangement in which TCHD was awarded a key role in the oversight of the cleanup. As part of the cleanup process, Commerce City received a new water supply.
In 2000, Wiant was recruited to develop, from its infancy, a new health foundation in Colorado with an initial endowment of $155 million. He had to hire staff, develop a grant-making program, develop a well-functioning board of directors, develop an investment strategy, and award the foundation's first grants within the first year of operation. Today, Caring for Colorado Foundation has a statewide presence and distributes between $6 and $7 million annually to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies to increase access to care for the underserved.
Throughout his career, Wiant has been an active member and leader in many local, state, and national organizations. From 1989 to 1994, he served on the NEHA Board of Directors, and he was president of NEHA from 1992 to 1993, a period in which NEHA underwent many of the structural changes that enabled the association to become a more modern organization. Wiant promoted a change in the way the board and the membership worked together, giving the individual member a greater voice within the association. In addition, he and other NEHA presidents developed a new credential (the Registered Hazardous Substances Professional, or R.H.S.P., credential) and began what ultimately resulted in a significant restructuring of the NEHA credentialing system.
Wiant is currently serving on the state of Colorado's Water Quality Control Commission, in an unprecedented fourth term (a 12-year commitment). In the words of the administrator of the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, "Chris has played a key role in many decisions over the last several years that have increased protection of water quality in Colorado. On a very diverse commission, Chris brings a quiet, thoughtful energy to the process that results in truly effective leadership. He consistently listens to all perspectives before formulating his own conclusions on the many challenging water quality issues that come before the commission."
Hugh Rohrer, M.D., M.P.H., wrote of Wiant: "Some of the words and phrases Words and Phrases®
A multivolume set of law books published by West Group containing thousands of judicial definitions of words and phrases, arranged alphabetically, from 1658 to the present. I would use to characterize Chris are honesty, intelligence, unquestioned integrity, sound judgment, an innate sense of fairness, an uncommonly high level of common sense,... calmness under fire, and the ability to interact appropriately and effectively with people at all levels, from high government officials to participants in sometimes unruly public meetings."
Wiant is respected and admired by many in the profession and is known for his ability to help disparate groups find common ground, his desire that public health decisions be based on the latest scientific evidence, and his ability to move the environmental health profession forward through innovative new programs that respond directly to community needs. Thus, it is a privilege and an honor for NEHA to present this award to Chris J. Wiant, a man who exemplifies both the spirit and the ideals of the late Walter S. Mangold.
2007 Walter F. Snyder Award Recipient
Dr. Wilfried Kreisel
Dr. Wilfried Kreisel is being honored for an exemplary 25-year career of achievement with the World Health Organization (WHO). His devotion, passion, and wisdom have been a driving force that has left an indelible mark on the advancement of environmental health issues at the national, regional, and international levels.
After receiving a doctorate degree in natural sciences from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and researching effects of social and environmental determinants of health as a research fellow at the University of Dortmund History
Dortmund University was founded in 1968, during the decline of the industrial industry in the Ruhr region. Its establishment was seen as an important move in the economic change (Strukturwandel) from heavy industry to technology. , Germany, Dr. Kreisel embarked in 1977 on a path of achievement at WHO. He served as adviser for environmental health in the Republic of Korea, which was coping with the deterioration of environmental quality in the wake of industrialization industrialization
Process of converting to a socioeconomic order in which industry is dominant. The changes that took place in Britain during the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and 19th century led the way for the early industrializing nations of western Europe and . The six years he dedicated to the Republic of Korea were spent improving environmental health by way of legislative, regulatory, institutional, and scientific programs. With respect to international work, these were formative years that established the trajectory of the rest of his career. Reflecting on years past, Kreisel now formulates the essence of the enriching environmental health experience in Korea as "the apprenticeship and the consecration for higher duties."
Continuing abroad, he led critical advisory functions in Malaysia at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Centre for the Promotion of Environmental Planning Environmental planning is a relatively new field of study that aims to merge the practice of urban planning with the concerns of environmentalism. Essentially speaking, while urban planners have traditionally factored in economic development, transportation, sanitation, and other and Applied Studies (PEPAS) and subsequently in the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila, the Philippines. After spending nearly a decade in the Western Pacific region, he was assigned to WHO headquarters in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. , where he became the successor to the then director of the Division of Environment Health, Bernd Dieterich. In this capacity, Kreisel was responsible for planning, developing, and implementing global policies and programs in environmental health, including water supply and sanitation, air quality management, chemical safety, and radiation protection.
The times were challenging and full of new opportunities. The Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development had been published in 1987, and presented at the World Health Assembly in 1988. It stated that ultimately, the entire report was about health. This concern evolved to include preparations for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) or Earth Summit, an 11-day meeting held in June, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to discuss the global conflict between economic development and environmental protection. (UNCED UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, June 1992) ) in Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, city, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro (rē`ō də zhänā`rō, Port. rē` thĭ zhənĕē`r in 1992.
It was in this context that Kreisel made one the most outstanding contributions of his long and distinguished environmental health career with WHO: the formulation of a completely new Health and Environment Strategy for WHO that incorporated the revolutionary thinking on sustainable development that emerged from UNCED. His full commitment to the preparation of that conference ensured that human health was addressed in a special chapter of Agenda 21 and in the preamble of the Rio Declaration. This acknowledgement anchored the key environmental health issues in ensuing actions for sustainable development, both nationally and internationally.
The WHO Strategy on Health and Environment set the scene for National Environmental Health Action Plans, which are still a major spearhead for renewed environmental health policies and programs in many of the WHO member states. By creating the health and environment framework, Kreisel effectively orchestrated a paradigm shift A dramatic change in methodology or practice. It often refers to a major change in thinking and planning, which ultimately changes the way projects are implemented. For example, accessing applications and data from the Web instead of from local servers is a paradigm shift. See paradigm. away from traditional, operations-oriented thinking in environmental health towards a stronger regulatory emphasis on environmental health programs that cut across all public sectors. Thus, environmental health became a strategic issue on the international development agenda, laying the foundation for such innovative developments as health impact assessments of development projects and the application of the healthy-settings approach that seeks local solutions to local problems. To this day, the Health and Environment Strategy continues to stand as one of the main pillars of WHO's global program.
"For me," Kreisel says now, "the follow-up to UNCED was the apotheosis apotheosis (əpŏth'ēō`sĭs), the act of raising a person who has died to the rank of a god. Historically, it was most important during the later Roman Empire. of the renewed interest in environmental health, in a modern framework, that started to be constructed following the appearance of the WCED WCED World Commission on Environment and Development
WCED Western Cape Education Department (Zambia)
WCED Wadhwani Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (India)
WCED Wake County Economic Development report."
Kreisel has a clear understanding of the limitations of environmental health programs within the confines of the health sector, which in most developing countries in particular is dominated by medical doctors. His vigilance opened up the concept of partnerships long before it became more widely popular. He strengthened ties with other U.N. agencies, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Noun 1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - the United Nations agency concerned with the international organization of food and agriculture
FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO FAO,
n See Food and Agriculture Organization. ) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP UNEP United Nations Environment Program(me)
UNEP Unbundled Network Element Platform
UNEP University of Northeastern Philippines ). He presented these collaborations at the U.N. level as an example that member states could follow within their national government structures to establish a framework for the support of environmental health. These same principles strengthened key linkages within WHO as well--particularly with the health promotion community.
Kreisel considers environmental health and health promotion as two sides of the same coin and wants to develop the synergies between them. Finally, he also managed to give environmental health a higher profile with the bilateral donor agencies and the multilateral development banks. In 1998, he took the position of director-general's representative with the European Union European Union (EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the
European Community as an active promoter of environmental health issues in the context of international development.
Now formally retired from WHO, Kreisel maintains a strong bond with the organization and with the Department of Public Health and Environment under its current director, Dr. Maria Neira. He is regularly consulted on environmental health issues, because of his insights, his long experience, and the institutional memory he has on the evolution of the "new environmental health" and its origins at WHO.
"Dr. Kreisel will remain a key figure in the history of WHO's work in the area of health and the environment," said Dr. Neira.
"Dr. Kreisel's pioneering principles of partnership are consistent with the model for NSF's development and ultimately our organization's work as a WHO Collaborating Centre," said NSF International president and CEO Kevan P. Lawlor. "For his vision and achievements in public health, he is a most deserving selection as the 2007 recipient of the Snyder Award."
2007 Educational Activities.
One hundred and seventy-nine sessions in 20 environmental health technical sections; expert speakers from local, state, and federal agencies, from academia, and from private industry; six pre-conference workshops; credential review courses and exams; a poster session; student research presentations; an onsite wastewater systems field trip; and a wind farm tour--all this made up the educational content of the AEC & Exhibition. "The variety is outstanding, and the speakers seem truly committed to environmental public health. This has been the best NEHA [conference] I've been to," wrote one attendee in an attendee survey submitted to NEHA.
A tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring that educational sessions are current, relevant, and thought provoking. Before the conference, countless hours are spent talking to Noun 1. talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to numerous NEHA members about their particular careers and educational needs. The educational sessions are then designed to meet and address the needs and issues that have been identified through this process.
One highlight of this year's educational program was the unique session titled "Handwashing on Trial"--a mock trial A simulated trial-level proceeding conducted by students to understand trial rules and processes. Usually tried before a mock jury, these proceedings are different from Moot Court proceedings, which simulate appellate arguments. based on a fictitious foodborne-disease outbreak. Lawyers from Marler Clark presented their case to a judge and a special jury of experts, and gave attendees a peek into what goes on behind courtroom doors. Attendees also flocked to sessions on topics such as raw or undercooked ethnic foods, dealing with difficult people, identifying why septic systems fail, disaster response stories from the field, cold-blooded animals, pandemic pandemic /pan·dem·ic/ (pan-dem´ik)
1. a widespread epidemic of a disease.
2. widely epidemic.
Epidemic over a wide geographic area.
n. planning, Salmonella and norovirus outbreaks, swimming pool water chemistry, rabies rabies (rā`bēz, ră`–) or hydrophobia (hī'drəfō`bēə), acute viral infection of the central nervous system in dogs, foxes, raccoons, skunks, bats, and other animals, and in , bedbugs, mold and IAQ investigations, workforce development, and meth meth
Methamphetamine hydrochloride. lab health consequences. With all this variety, one attendee commented, "You know it is well worth it when you can't decide which session to attend." Another attendee had this advice: "Bring a colleague--one person cannot cover it all."
Several other organizations provided further educational sessions at the conference--the National Environmental, Safety & Health Training Association (NESHTA); the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP APSP Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
APSP Advanced Programmable Signal Processor
APSP Access Point Security Protocol (Cisco) ); the Uniformed Services The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health Services. See also Military Department; Military Service. Environmental Health Association (USEHA); and the American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS). NEHA thanks these organizations for their contributions.
In addition to the educational sessions offered during the conference, a vast array of pre-conference workshops and courses were held at the AEC & Exhibition. These workshops provided attendees with in-depth and focused education in areas such as healthy homes, plan review, and food safety field instrumentation. In addition, the Environmental Health Services Branch of CDC's National Center for Environmental Health sponsored three workshops--Biology and Control of Insects and Rodents, Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response, and National Environmental Public Health Performance Standards.
As always, review courses and exams were held for the Certified Food Safety Professional (C.F.S.P.) and Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian sanitarian /san·i·tar·i·an/ (san?i-tar´e-an) one skilled in sanitation and public health science.
A public health or sanitation expert. (R.E.H.S./R.S.) credentials. This year, NEHA was pleased to also offer exams for its newest credentials, the Healthy Homes Specialist (H.H.S.) and Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (C.I.O.W.T.S.) credentials.
A special thank-you goes to the over 300 speakers, trainers, and instructors, who inspired, shared, taught, and motivated.
* ambient air quality,
* children's environmental health,
* drinking-water quality,
* emerging pathogens,
* environmental health leadership development,
* environmental health research,
* environmental health tracking and informatics,
* food safety and protection,
* general environmental health,
* geographic information systems (GIS),
* hazardous materials and toxic substances,
* indoor air quality Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor ,
* injury prevention/occupational health,
* institutions and schools environmental health,
* onsite wastewater systems,
* solid waste,
* swimming pools/recreational waters,
* terrorism and all-hazards preparedness,
* vector control Vector control is any method to limit or eradicate the vectors of vector born diseases, for which the pathogen (e.g. virusor parasite) is transmitted by a vector which can be mammals, birds or arthropods, especially insects, and more specifically mosquitoes. and zoonotic diseases Zoonotic diseases
Diseases caused by infectious agents that can be transmitted between (or are shared by) animals and humans. This can include transmission through the bite of an insect, such as a mosquito.
Mentioned in: West Nile Virus , and
* water pollution.
NEHA's Technical Section Chairs
NEHA extends a special thank-you to the 2006-2007 technical section chairs, who were instrumental in the development of the educational sessions at the AEC & Exhibition:
* Air/Land -- Terry Beebe, E.H.S., and Ron Tobler;
* Children's Environmental Health -- Don Herrington, R.S.;
* Drinking Water drinking water
supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g. Quality/Water Pollution -- Robert Vincent Robert Vincent (born April 13, 1956 in Granby, Quebec) is a Quebec politician. He is the current Bloc Québécois Member of Parliament for the riding of Shefford.
Born in Granby, Quebec, he was a foreman and union advisor before he was first elected in 2004. , R.S., M.P.A.;
* Emerging Pathogens/Vector Control and Zoonotic Diseases -- Robert Galvan, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.S., D.A.A.S., and Mike Lester, R.S.;
* Environmental Health Leadership Development -- Mel Knight, R.E.H.S.;
* Environmental Health Research -- R. Steven Konkel, Ph.D., A.I.C.P., F.R.I.P.H.;
* Environmental Health Tracking and Informatics -- Gregory Kearney Gregory Kearney [b. 1957] is an American political cartoonist working for the Casper Star-Tribune in Casper, Wyoming. Noted for a minimalist drawing style that reflect a traditional labor democratic political leaning. , R.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.;
* Food Safety and Protection -- George Nakamura, R.E.H.S., M.P.A., D.A.A.S., and Michele Samarya-Timm, M.A., R.E.H.S., C.H.E.S., D.A.A.S., H.O.;
* General Environmental Health -- David W. Pluymers, M.S.T.H.A., R.S.;
* Hazardous Materials and Toxic Substances -- Priscilla Oliver, Ph.D., and Sheila D. Pressley, M.S., R.E.H.S.;
* Injury Prevention/Occupational Health -- Daniel L. Holcomb;
* Institutions and Schools Environmental Health -- Terrance B. Gratton, Dr.P.H., D.A.A.S., R.S.;
* Onsite Wastewater Systems -- Craig Gil-bertson, R.S.; and
* Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness -- Mike Allred, Ph.D., and Jason P. Bashura, M.P.H., R.S.
Not Able to Attend the 2007 AEC & Exhibition?
If you could not attend the conference and need continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). , you have a couple of options. You can purchase the conference CD online at www.neha.org. The CD contains more than 115 presentations from the conference, plus session abstracts and attendee, speaker, and exhibitor lists. Also, over 20 sessions presented at the conference were taped and are now for sale at www.nehacert.org. This educational offering puts you right in the presentation room--you can watch the speaker and the PowerPoint slides as you listen to the presentation. Continuing-education credit can be earned for viewing of either product.
Where can you learn about the environmental health field, view applicable products and services, get a chance to see the newest products and latest technologies, interact with vendors who supply the field with products and services, and network with colleagues from around the country? Attendees were able to do all that (and more) at this year's exhibition! With almost 100 different exhibitors, the Grand Exhibition Center at the Tropicana Atlantic City Atlantic City, city (1990 pop. 37,986), Atlantic co., SE N.J., an Atlantic resort and convention center; settled c.1790, inc. 1854. Situated on Absecon Island, a barrier island 10 mi (16. Casino and Resort was the place to be. The exhibition featured the latest environmental health and protection products and services being offered by companies, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations. As one attendee commented, "The exhibition, for me, was very exciting!"
The exhibition opened to anxious attendees on Monday night with the Exhibition Grand Opening & Party. Attendees were able to peruse pe·ruse
tr.v. pe·rused, pe·rus·ing, pe·rus·es
To read or examine, typically with great care.
[Middle English perusen, to use up : Latin per-, per- all the booths to gather information, literature, business cards, and free product giveaways. Souvenir photos against an Atlantic City backdrop were available on Monday night thanks to Decade Software Company, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control . The Digital Health Department drew attendees to its booth with free drink tickets and its popular Inspector Challenge, which pitted environmental health professionals against each other in a competition to be the first to buzz in and have the correct answer. Back again this year (to the relief of sore feet and backs everywhere) was a relaxation station sponsored by PHFE that offered foot and shoulder massages to exhibition attendees.
Handwashing for Life held its popular Handwashing Olympics, but the competition was a bit different this year, testing attendees to see who could effectively clean their hands without the use of water. This method, called SaniTwice[TM], combines the chemically aided friction of a handwash and the absorbency of a paper towel with the germ-killing power of alcohol. The gold-medal winner was Jackie Schramm, director of environmental quality for the Village of Wauconda. The silver-medal winner was Albert Espinoza, a retail sanitarian for Quality Assurance. And, rounding out the top three was bronze-medal winner Sue Beck, spouse of Eastern Kentucky University professor Joe Beck Joe Beck (born July 29, 1945, Philadelphia, PA) is a guitarist who has been notable in jazz for more than 30 years. Beck also briefly flirted with rock music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. .
Visitors to the exhibition not only learned about and met with vendors, but also, by dropping their entry tickets into the door prize drawing, had the chance to win one of four prizes. From the many hundreds who entered the drawing, four lucky people were selected as winners. Bob Zamzow of the Village of Tinley Park Tinley Park, village (1990 pop. 37,121), Cook and Will counties, NE Ill., a residential suburb of Chicago; inc. 1892. Its population grew significantly in the late 20th cent. won the first prize, a Garmin Nuvi 350 Vehicle GPS Navigator. Ron Owcarz of the Alameda County Health Department won an Apple 30 GB iPod MP3 Player A digital music player that supports the MP3 format, which was the audio format that started a revolution in online music downloads and distribution. All portable music players, the iPod being the most popular, support MP3 along with one or more other audio formats. for second place. Andrea Stiller of Fraser Health Fraser Health is the publicly-funded health care provider in an area of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It has 22,000 employees and serves the region from Boston Bar to Delta. It is the largest health authority in British Columbia. won the third-place prize, a $75 Target gift certificate. The final prize went to Allison Avrich of St. Lawrence and Tufts, who won $50 in Tropicana Casino chips. The prizes were provided through the generosity of several exhibitors.
One of the most popular events at the exhibition is the silent auction. This year was no different. In fact, it was the best auction in recent memory. A truly diverse collection of over 100 donations came in this year from very generous NEHA members, NEHA affiliates, exhibitors, sponsors, and even convention bureaus of cities that are currently bidding for future AECs.
A sampling of the items that loaded the tables included regional gift baskets, kona coffee Kona coffee is the market name for a variety of coffee (Coffea arabica) cultivated on the slopes of Mount Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the Big Island of Hawaii. Only coffee from the Kona Districts should be described as "Kona. from Hawaii; wine baskets; sports and university memorabilia;, jewelry; commemorative coins; T-shirts and sweatshirts with unique sayings; the flag that flew over the Capitol building on Armed Forces Day; gift certificates for restaurants, spas, and hotels; CD sets by musicians of New Jersey; an iPod; a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). ; art sculptures; NEHA logo items; art prints; and glass paperweights. This year there were also lots of autographed items: a Barry Switzer Barry Switzer (born October 5, 1937) is a former football coach, in the college and professional ranks, between 1962 and 1997. He has one of the highest winning percentages of any college football coach in history, Hat, a Toby Keith <noinclude></noinclude>
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Bidding was particularly strong, as usual, for the flag donated by the National Capital Area Environmental Health Association. Other popular items were Santa Clara Santa Clara, city, Cuba
Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba. Pueblo black pottery, a conference registration and four-night stay for the 2008 AEC, and a Kim Taylor Reece bronze sculptured Hoe Va's Canoe Paddler from the Hawaiian Convention Bureau (a possible site of the 2010 AEC).
Thanks to our generous attendees and generous donors, the auction raised over $5,000, almost double amounts raised in previous years.
Advanced Drainage Systems
Aerobiology aerobiology /aero·bi·ol·o·gy/ (ar?o-bi-ol´o-je) the study of the distribution of microorganisms by the air.
n. Laboratory Associates Inc
Alexeter Technologies LLC
American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS)
American Food Safety Institute
American Manufacturing Company Inc
Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP)
Bord Na Mona
Clearstream Wastewater Systems
Cooper Atkins Corporation
CSA International CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide.
Custom Data Processing Inc (CDP CDP (cytidine diphosphate): see cytosine.
(1) (Certificate in Data Processing) An earlier award for the successful completion of an examination in hardware, software, systems analysis, programming, management and accounting, Inc)
Decade Software Company LLC
Decagon Devices Inc
Digital Health Department
Environmental Health Testing
EZ Set Company
F R Mahony & Associates Inc
FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN, pronounced sif'-san) is the branch of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.
"Food" within the context of FDA is a very broad term with some limitations. (CFSAN CFSAN Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (US FDA) )
Food Talk/Food Protection Report
Garden State Laboratories
HealthSpace USA Inc
Hoot Aerobic Systems Inc
Industrial Hygiene News/Rimbach Publishing
Interactive Occupational Training (IOT IOT In Order To
IOT Index-Organized Table
IOT British Indian Ocean Territory (ISO 3-letter country code)
IOT Interoperability Testing
IOT Initial Operational Test
IOT In-Orbit Test )
Intertek Testing Services
Knight Treatment Systems
Mars Air Door
NASCO NASCO North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization
NASCO National Account Service Company LLC
NASCO National Academy of Science Committee On Oceanography Whirl-Pak
National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH NCHH National Center for Healthy Housing
NCHH National Campaign for Hearing Health )
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
National Environmental, Safety & Health Training Association (NESHTA)
National Environmental Services Center (NESC NESC National Electrical Safety Code
NESC NASA Engineering and Safety Center
NESC National Energy Software Center (obsolete; see ESTSC)
NESC National Elite Sports Council (Australia) )
National Ground Water Association (NGWA NGWA National Ground Water Association
NGWA North Georgia Wrestling Association )
National Library of Medicine
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP)
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF NRAEF National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation )
National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF NSPF No Single Point of Failure
NSPF Not Specially Provided For
NSPF NationStates Public Forums (website) )
NCEH/ATSDR (National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry disease registry Public health A surveillance system that collects and maintains structured records on the new cases of a specific disease or condition for a specified time period and population; a DR analyzes, and interprets data those with a common illness or )
NEHA/CERT EH Online Education Series
New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (HIPER HIPER High Impact Pervasive
HIPER High Performance Embedded Reasoning ) Health Infrastructure
New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, Indoor Environments Program
New Jersey Environmental Health Association
Orkin Commercial Services
OverNite Software Inc
Paster Training Inc
Poly John Enterprises Corp
Portable Sanitation Association International The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) is an international trade association dedicated to expanding and improving portable sanitation services and facilities worldwide. It has its headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. (PSAI PSAI Pediatric Services of America Inc )
Premier Tech Environment
Rutgers NJAES NJAES New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Office of Continuing Professional Education
A transparent panel or canopy mounted above a salad bar or food counter as a sanitary barrier. Solutions Inc
The University of Findlay The University of Findlay is a private university located in the City of Findlay in northwest Ohio. It was affiliated with the Churches of God, General Conference, and was founded in 1882 by the City of Findlay and the Churches of God, General Conference.
Tucson Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Twenty First Century Communications
Underwriters Laboratories Inc
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (also known as UW-Eau Claire or UWEC) is a public university in west-central Wisconsin, United States. It offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
URS URS Yours
URS Ultimate Roulette System
URS Uniform Reporting System
URS User Requirement(s) Specification
URS Undergraduate Research Symposium
URS Unified Registration Statement
URS Undergraduate Research Scholars Corporation
US EPA Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE)
www.epa EPA eicosapentaenoic acid.
n.pr See acid, eicosapentaenoic.
US EPA Indoor Environments Division (IED Noun 1. IED - an explosive device that is improvised
I.E.D., improvised explosive device
explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy )
US EPA Memorandum of Understanding A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a legal document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action and may not imply a legal commitment.
US EPA Office of Science & Technology
US EPA Office of Solid Waste
US EPA Office of Water
US EPA Onsite Wastewater
US EPA Sunwise Program
US Navy Recruiting Command
US Public Health Service (USPHS USPHS United States Public Health Service.
United States Public Health Service )
Waterloo BioFilter Systems Inc
2008 Tucson AEC & Exhibition
June 22-23 (conference to be held June 22-25)
To exhibit please contact Toby Rodriguez at 303.756.9090, ext. 338, or at email@example.com.
2007 Networking and Social Events
Carvin DiGiovanni, senior director technical with the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, and Nelson Fabian, NEHA executive director, at the Networking Luncheon.
Alicia Enriquez, Rick Collins, Mike Allred, Vince Radke, Bob Custard, and Rosalind Custard at the UL-sponsored dinner.
NEHA staff at the UL dinner.
Sharunda Buchanan, Tom Dickey, and Brian Collins at the UL dinner.
Dr. Chris Wiant, recipient of the Walter S. Mangold Award, at the President's Banquet.
President Rob Blake at the President's Banquet.
President Rob Blake presents Immediate Past President Rick Collins with the past president pin at the President's Banquet.
2007 NEHA's AEC & Exhibition
New Jersey Atlantic City
RELATED ARTICLE: 2007 Conference Grants & Sponsors
NEHA received valuable financial support from the following organizations and gratefully acknowledges their contribution to the conference.
** Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health
** U.S. Food and Drug Administration
** NSF International
** Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
** American Academy of Sanitarian (AAS)
** CSA International
** Decade Software Company, LLC
** Digital Health Department
** Mars Air Doors
** National Environmental Services Center (NESC)
RELATED ARTICLE: 2007 NEHA's AEC & Exhibition Partners
NEHA thanks the following organizations for their contributions to the ACE & Exhibition and its educational sessions and workshops:
** National Environmental, Safety & Health Training Association
** Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
** U.S. Food and Drug Administration
** Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
** Uniformed Services Environmental Health Association