Nominations for 2007 Awards Due to Association by April 27: APHA Awards Honor Public Health Work
APHA is calling for nominations for its 2007 association-wide awards, which are given for outstanding achievements in public health. The awards will be presented at APHA's 135th Annual Meeting, be held Nov. 3-7 in Washington, D.C.
"We all know colleagues who exercise great leadership, dedication and even bravery in advancing the public's health without ever expecting anything in return," said Faye Wong, MPH, RD, chair of APHA's Awards Committee and former APHA president. "Each year, APHA publicly recognizes these well-deserving individuals with prestigious awards. However, we can't do it alone. This is your chance to tell us who you would like to see publicly honored with an APHA award."
APHA is now accepting nominations for seven awards:
* Sedgwick medal--The Sedgwick Memorial Medal, APHA's oldest be held Nov. 3-7 in Washington, and highest honor, recognizes distinguished service and advancement of public health knowledge and practice.
* Award for Excellence--The Award for Excellence recognizes an individual for contributions to improving the public's health. Individuals considered for the award should be at a point in their careers where they can reasonably be expected to make further contributions to public health.
* Rall award--The David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to public health through science-based advocacy. Nominees will receive priority consideration if they are at mid-career and have advanced prevention through policy change. …