Public Health Week Awards
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 05, 2013Nomination Deadline Extended to March 12
Washington County Accepting Nominations for Annual Public Health Recognition Awards
As part of the 2013 National Public Health Week celebration (April 1-7), Washington County Department of Health and Human Services will honor an individual and an organization that have made significant contributions to public health in the county. Nominations are now being accepted.
Criteria for nominees: Work focuses in Washington County; demonstrates public health best practices; projects are sustainable and make a lasting impact; and may have created new partnerships, systems or policy changes.
Past honorees have started a student-run community garden; collaborated to help incarcerated women provide breast milk to their infants; implemented a food program for seniors and homebound individuals; collaborated on complicated tuberculosis outbreaks and treatment; and provided nutritious food and educational activities for low-income children during the summer.
The 11th Annual Public Health Recognition Awards will be presented on Thursday, April 4, 11:00 AM, in Washington County's Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building, Shirley Huffman Auditorium, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124. A reception will follow.
Nominations are due by Tuesday, March 12. Download a nomination form at www.co.washington.or.us/HHS or call Wendy Gordon at 503-846-3634 to request one.
Media Contact:Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO