The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the nation’s practically 3,000 native governmental well being departments, has named the Washoe County Health District in Nevada because the recipient of the 2021 Samuel J. Crumbine Client Safety Award for Excellence in Meals Safety on the Native Stage.
This award is given yearly to native environmental well being jurisdictions that exhibit unsurpassed achievement in offering excellent meals safety providers to their communities.
The jury reviewing Crumbine Award nominations, consisting of public well being practitioners, reported it was impressed with Washoe County Well being District’s efforts within the following methods:
- Clear and robust proof of measurable program enchancment knowledge and public well being interventions;
- Achievements in fixing impactful public health-centered challenges;
- The sturdy program give attention to outcomes along with outputs;
- Spectacular coaching applications; and
- Sturdy relationships with business and group engagement.
“The Washoe County Well being District is honored to obtain the distinguished Crumbine Award,” mentioned Kevin Dick, Washoe County District Well being Officer. “The Well being District – Meals Security Program strives to assist, educate and interact meals institution operators to assist guarantee lively managerial management of foodborne sickness threat elements and promote the frequent aim of offering secure meals for Washoe County residents. I’m so pleased with their efforts to attain this award and to be acknowledged nationally. It’s a testomony to the standard of our program that we’re capable of be a part of the elite checklist of native meals security applications who’ve obtained this nationwide award.”
Named for one in all America’s most famed well being officers and well being educators, Samuel J. Crumbine, MD (1862-1954), the award encourages modern applications and strategies that cut back or get rid of the incidence of foodborne diseases, acknowledges the significance of meals safety on the native stage, and stimulates public curiosity in foodservice sanitation.
“Whereas a lot consideration is on the COVID-19 pandemic response, the native public well being response to food-borne sickness and outbreaks stays a important and core perform inside communities,” mentioned Lori Tremmel Freeman, Chief Government Officer of NACCHO. “The Crumbine Award acknowledges innovation and greatest practices in meals security, demonstrating excellent work by well being departments primarily based on science and proof. It isn’t solely a option to have fun the successes of the awardee, however it additionally highlights their work in order that it may be replicated for the advantage of different communities.”
The Crumbine Award is supported by the Convention for Meals Safety, in cooperation with the American Academy of Sanitarians, American Public Well being Affiliation, Affiliation of Meals and Drug Officers, Meals Advertising and marketing Institute, Foodservice Packaging Institute, Worldwide Affiliation for Meals Safety, NACCHO, Nationwide Environmental Well being Affiliation, Nationwide Restaurant Affiliation, Nationwide Sanitation Basis Worldwide, and UL LLC.
The award can be introduced on the digital Annual Academic Convention of the Nationwide Environmental Well being Affiliation on July 15 on the Worldwide Affiliation for Meals Safety convention in Phoenix, AZ, and just about on July 21, and on the digital NACCHO 360 Convention on July 1.
About Washoe County Well being District
The Washoe County Well being District has jurisdiction over all public well being issues in Reno, Sparks and Washoe Counties via the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Well being. The District consists of 5 divisions: Administrative Well being Companies, Air High quality Administration, Group and Scientific Well being Companies, Environmental Well being Companies and Epidemiology and Public Well being Preparedness. To be taught extra, go to https://www.washoecounty.us/health/. Comply with the well being district on Facebook and Twitter.
The Nationwide Affiliation of County and Metropolis Well being Officers (NACCHO) represents the nation’s practically 3,000 native well being departments. These metropolis, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work day-after-day to guard and promote well being and well-being for all folks of their communities. For extra details about NACCHO, please go to www.naccho.org.
For info on profitable entries from previous years, go to http://www.crumbineaward.com/Crumbine-Award-Winning-Entries.
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