NEHA 2022 Annual Report

In 2023 we will continue to communicate with and visit decision makers in support of the workforce. We will also launch a nationwide advertising campaign about the environmental health professional, develop and roll out self-promotion materials for use in local communities, and bring together leaders to discuss core issues impacting the profession and workforce. 227 changes to the Body Art Model Code requested by the community 1,200+ webpages rewritten $250K budget for national advertising campaign promoting environmental health professionals 14 policy statements given to legislators and state agencies 3.2 out of 4 is the value members rated the importance of advocating for the profession 1 updated body art policy statement 46 years since we last changed our logo 8 Congressional bills supported Elevating the Organization, Profession, & Workforce Environmental health is often invisible—to the public, lawmakers, and even funders. We are working to raise the visibility of NEHA and elevate the workforce through communication, marketing, and government affairs. With a more visible presence we can have more influence that benefits our profession and the communities we serve. We began to raise our profile by creating a new logo and brand, improved access to education and resources by redesigning our website, and developed a marketing campaign promoting environmental health professionals to launch in 2023. We continued to strengthen our voice and influence in Washington, DC, with visits and letters to Congress, as well as tracking environmental health legislation across the country and supporting the workforce with policy and positions statements, presentations, and blogs. 38 Congressional offices met with us during our 2022 Hill Day 67% of respondents to our member survey noted they would like updates on national and state policy that impacts environmental health 10 9