NEHA 2022 Annual Report

Supporting the Profession Across the Globe & Life Span 77 new jurisdictions applied for NEHAFDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grants in the second year of funding 2,443 professionals completed our retail food regulatory training needs assessment $627K invested in 154 jurisdictions, organizations, and/or students to support environmental health workforce capacity building opportunities 338 local programs received NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant awards Two keys vital to the success of our profession are adequate support for our work and trust in our abilities and knowledge. Our investments in local communities through direct funding, training, assessment, or consultation and our credentialing program help to support those working on the environmental public health front line. We invested in the environmental health workforce internationally and at local, state, tribal, and territorial levels by providing funding for capacity building, equipment, and staff, as well as assessing training needs and partnering to encourage data driven decision-making. $6.8M in NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grants awarded across 45 states 1 partnership with the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Environmental Health workforce on food safety inspection data There is nothing like this in our field currently. The experiences, the material, and the people that I have met are invaluable and will be a game changer throughout my career. “ ” 5 6