Prestigious Recognition for Environmental Health Professionals
The American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) is an organization that elevates the standards, improves the practice, advances the professional proficiency and promotes the highest levels of ethical conduct among professional sanitarians in every field of environmental health.
The AAS was formed in 1966 to improve the environmental health status of individuals through certification of those professionally credentialled environmental health practitioners and other environmental health professionals who, in an outstanding manner, have helped or are helping to achieve this long range goal. The Academy membership covers the breadth of environmental health. Certification by the Academy is open to persons who have attained high professional stature through leadership and accomplishment in the field of environmental health and meet the criteria for selection as a Diplomate. Since its inception, over 600 professional sanitarians have been awarded Diplomate status in the Academy. Fourteen diplomates have also qualified for certification as Diplomate Laureates.
ACADEMY MEMBERS DOMINATE THE 2023 NEHA AEC AWARD CEREMONY
2023 AAS BOARD ELECTION
For only the second time (two straight elections) in the history of the Academy, half of the voting members of the Board are female, including our first female Vice-Chair.
Check out this recent article spotlighting one of our Board members - CAPT Jill Shugart.https://usphs.gov/officer-spotlight/capt-jill-shugart/
The American Academy of Sanitarians Board of Directors unanimously conferred Dr. Michael Osterholm as Honorary Diplomate.