Public Health Week

2014 Public Health Week honorees National Public Health Week is April 6-12, 2015. 

The 13th Annual Public Health Recognition Awards will be presented on April 9.

Nomination Categories 

  • The "Public Health Ambassador Award" recognizes an individual in the community who has raised awareness of public health issues, developed projects with a lasting impact, and/or influenced systems or policy changes.

  • The "Partner in Public Health Award" recognizes an organization/business that has developed innovative public health programs that positively affect its employees and/or the community at large.

  • The "Emerging Public Health Leader Award" recognizes a youth or youth-related group who promotes healthy communities and making healthy lifestyle choices.

  • The "Washington County Employee Award" recognizes an exemplary Washington County staff member who has gone above and beyond his or her regular work responsibilities to make a difference in public health. 
Nomination Form
Download a fillable nomination form here or contact Rose Sherwood at 503-846-4921 for a hard copy or more information. Certain browsers will require you to save the file to your computer for the form to work properly. The deadline is March 6.

Awards Ceremony and Reception
Awards will be presented on Thursday, April 9, 2:00 p.m., in the Public Services Building auditorium, 155 N. First Ave, Hillsboro. A reception with interactive, fun and educational public health displays will follow the awards ceremony. All are welcome!

Past Honorees:

  • 2003: Helen Emmons, RN; ¡Salud!
  • 2004: Lorene Piontkowski, RN; Forest Grove Family Resource Center
  • 2005: Roberto Varona; Pacific Univ. School of Physician Assistant Studies
  • 2006: Jan Larsen, RN, BSN; TriMet
  • 2007: Susan Greathouse, RD/LD, MPH, IBCLC; Essential Health Clinic
  • 2008: Loaves and Fishes Centers
  • 2009: Lisa Vincent; Community Action Organization, Opening Doors
  • 2010: Michelle Brady, RN, BSN; Adelante Mujeres, Adelante Agricultura
  • 2011: Marilyn Hickman, RN, BSN, BC; Providence Infections Disease Consultants
  • 2012: Paul Hudak; Community Action Early Head Start and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
  • 2013: Michelle Rodriguez; Tigard Turns the Tide
  • 2014: Kaely Summers, Sonrise Church, Sierra Studnick, Sue Omel