IPHA Seeking Nominations for Public Health Awards

The Planning Committee for the IPHA 77th Annual Conference is requesting nominations for this year’s awards. 

The awards will be presented at the Friends of Public Health Celebration that will be held during the IPHA 77th Annual Conference on the evening of Wednesday, September 6, 2018.

There are no limitations to the number of nominations that can be submitted or received.

Each nomination should be completed and submitted separately. 

Deadline to submit award nominations is July 29, 2018!

Submit Award Nomination 


Award Descriptions: 

Public Health Program of Excellence Award: This award recognizes public health programs in Illinois which demonstrate excellence such as quality of service, dedication in providing evidence-based services, creativity in solutions for the community that improve access to care or address health disparities, increasing the visibility of public health initiatives, promoting the adoption of effective and efficient public health programs, and/or successful collaborative public health initiatives. 

Public Health Advocacy Award: This award will be given to an individual or organization whose dedication, persistence, and passion for improving lives has significantly advanced public health policies in Illinois. Awardees will include individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to public health through science-based or best practice advocacy efforts, or that have advanced prevention through policy change.

Emerging Public Health Leader Award: This award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to public health in Illinois by demonstrating outstanding leadership, innovation, and/or creativity. The award recipient shall be in the first 10 years of his/her public health professional career. 

Honorary Emeritus Award: Candidates for this award shall be retired and shall have been IPHA members in good standing for at least 20 years.  Retired IPHA members with fewer than 20 years of membership in the association may be considered by the Awards committee and recommended to the Executive Council for approval for this award. 

Everett I. Hageman Volunteerism Award: This award is given to an individual whose dedication to volunteer efforts to improve the public’s health is exemplified through a leadership or support role over a sustained period of time at the local, state and/or national level(s). 

Distinguished Public Health Student Award: This award recognizes an individual student who has made an outstanding contribution of major significance to the public health field within the past year.    

Social Justice Award: This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization who has worked toward social justice and health equity for underserved and disadvantaged populations with a focus on improving the health and well-being of these populations. The award recipient’s actions should be able to serve as a model for what can be done to address inequities and injustices at the national, state, and/or local level.

Distinguished Public Health Employee Award: This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution of major significance to the public health field within the past year and is actively involved in public health in Illinois.  Nomination information should indicate that the individual’s efforts have gone beyond what is normally expected and demonstrate exemplary dedication to the advancement of public health.  

Public Health Mentoring Award: This award recognizes the essential role of mentoring in public health and leadership development. Awardees will include public health professionals and/or academic preceptors who take an active role in mentoring young professionals or students through regular contact, facilitating practical experience, providing professional development, supporting research, and/or collaborating on joint publications.

Creative Promotion Award: This award recognizes excellence in raising awareness of an important public health issue in Illinois. Awareness activities should have occurred within the past year and led to action that in some way addressed the public health issue.     


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