NEHA 2022 Annual Report

In 2023 we will continue to address environmental justice and health disparities through our work with American Indians/ Alaska Natives on topics including climate change, lead, preparedness, environmental health resources, building community, and providing training. We will also focus on expanding our scholarship and credentialing programs. We strengthened the workforce by credentialing professionals, providing year-long leadership training, internship and mentorship experiences, offering needbased student scholarships, and making investments to address environmental justice and health disparities. 648 professionals credentialed for the REHS/RS (359), CP-FS (286), CCFS (3), and CFOI (2) 17 environmental health professionals completed the expanded Environmental Health Leadership Academy 3 tribal health programs recognized with our American Indian/Alaska Native Environmental Health Recognition Award 3 in-person trainings provided to the environmental health workforce in Guam 1,263 credential and state applications scored $7.5K in scholarships given to current environmental health students I was able to get experience that I may not have been able to receive if it weren’t for this internship. I was exposed to many topics and areas that I didn’t know I was interested in. “ ” I cannot project how valuable this funding will be for others, but here in Yolo County in California with my small staff there will be a large impact. “ ” 51 environmental health students participated in internships through our National Environmental Public Health Internship Program 7 8