Karla Todd, director of the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), part of the Activist Lab at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), is the winner of the National Certificate of Merit from the National Environmental Health Organization (NEHA).
The award will be announced at NEHA’s national meeting in Anaheim, California, on June 27, and Ms. Todd will receive it at NEHA’s New England conference in South Portand, Maine, on September 19.
Ms. Todd is being recognized for her advocacy efforts to keep the Public Health Training Centers program in the federal budget. During that advocacy work, Ms. Todd also helped secure a competitive grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue funding NEPHTC through 2022.
“The funding announcement is not just important to us at BUSPH, but to a whole bunch of school and community partners and their work around New England,” Ms. Todd says. “The trust we are building with health departments and community partners is really the reason for the award. They support NEPHTC because they recognize that their employees are trying to figure out the way to upstream solutions, and that training is one important method for supporting their employees in complex times.”