The Conference established an annual Excellence in Environmental Health Award to acknowledge outstanding programs which are innovative, creative, and effective in providing quality environmental health services. It is intended that the award give statewide and local recognition to local environmental health agency accomplishments and thereby enhance the visibility and public image of CCDEH and its membership.
Applications must include a description of the program in which sustained improvements and excellence are demonstrated over time. These attributes shall be documented by specific examples of outcomes and achievements. The inclusion of quantitative data, which documents results, is encouraged.
Applications must not exceed 2,500 words in length, not including appendices. It is appropriate to append supporting materials such as examples of creative and innovative approaches, newsletters, press clippings/releases, and testimonial letters. At least six copies of the complete application must be submitted.