Hamilton Co. Public Health wins national award - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Hamilton Co. Public Health wins national award

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award recognizes achievement in providing outstanding food protection services to communities and recognizes Hamilton County Public Health as its 2013 winner.

The Crumbine Award, sponsored by the Conference for Food Protection, is a prestigious international award given annually to local environmental health jurisdictions that demonstrate excellence and continual improvement in a comprehensive food protection program.

The purpose of the award is to encourage improvement and stimulate public interest in food service sanitation. The award is named in honor of Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine (1862 – 1954, and an 1888 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery), a sanitarian-physician and public health pioneer who was renowned for his innovative methods of improving public health protection.

Since 1955, the Award has been presented annually to one local governmental health agency that has demonstrated unsurpassed achievement in providing outstanding food protection services to its community.

"This is the preeminent award in food protection, so naturally we're thrilled," says Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram.  "We have worked extremely hard to develop a program that not only protects the citizens of Hamilton County, but also works closely with our partners in the food service industry with an emphasis on education over enforcement."

Criteria for an award-winning program include:

  • Sustained excellence as documented by specific outcomes and achievements and evidenced by continual improvements in the components of a comprehensive program;
  • Demonstrated improvements in planning, managing and evaluating a comprehensive program;
  • Innovative and effective use of program methods and problem solving to identify and reduce risk factors that are known to cause foodborne illness; and
  • Providing targeted outreach, forming partnerships and participating in forums that foster communication and information exchange among regulators, industry and consumer representatives.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • The Latest: Barbara Bush's casket wheeled out of church

    The Latest: Barbara Bush's casket wheeled out of church

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:44:47 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:58 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:58:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    More >>

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    More >>
  • Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:57:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    More >>

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    More >>
  • Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

    Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-04-21 13:14:09 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:56:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In a Monday, April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. Federal prosecutors said they can give President Donald Trump's person...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In a Monday, April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. Federal prosecutors said they can give President Donald Trump's person...

    President Donald Trump says he doesn't expect personal lawyer Michael Cohen to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings.

    More >>

    President Donald Trump says he doesn't expect personal lawyer Michael Cohen to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly