Washington County Seeks Nominations for 17th Annual Public Health Recognition Awards

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department

National Public Health Week is April 1-7, 2019. Washington County Department of Health and Human Services will honor significant contributions to public health that promote and support a culture of health and well-being in Washington County.

The 17th Annual Public Health Recognition Awards will be presented on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 12–1:30 p.m. at the Washington Street Conference Center, located on the first floor of the parking structure at 102 SW Washington Street in downtown Hillsboro.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:

  • Public Health Ambassador Award recognizes an individual, family or small group in the community who has raised awareness of public health issues, developed projects with a lasting impact, and/or influenced systems or policy changes.
  • 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.
  • Emerging Public Health Leader Award recognizes a youth or youth-related group (including college) that promotes healthy communities and making healthy lifestyle choices.
  • 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.

Last year’s recipients were Lisa Allen for leading the Hillsboro School District Board of Directors in creating a policy to allow its school-based health center to provide access to contraceptive services; the Hillsboro Water Department for creating the Community Lead Testing Program and offering free water testing to all of their residential, day care and nonprofit customers; Banks High School Fire Science Students for participating in a fire science curriculum provided by Banks Fire District #13; and Annette Evans with the Department of Housing Services for working tirelessly to help our county's most vulnerable community members obtain safe and affordable housing.

Nominations are due by February 28, 2019. Download a nomination form at www.co.washington.or.us/HHS or call Kerry Colette at 503-846-8246 to request one.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO