Deadline Extended for Public Health Award Nominations

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 10, 2014

Nomination Deadline Extended to Friday, March 14
UPDATED: 03/10/2014
Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Administration/HHS Director's Office Division

National Public Health Week is April 7-13, 2014. Since 2003, Washington County Department of Health and Human Services has honored outstanding public health efforts in the community with the Public Health Recognition Awards.

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, March 14
. Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:

  • 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.
  • 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) who 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.

The Emerging Public Health Leader and Washington County Employee awards are new this year.

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; provided nutritious food and educational activities for low-income children during the summer; and promoted a safe, healthy and drug-free lifestyle for local youth.

The 12th Annual Public Health Recognition Awards will be presented on Friday, April 11, 1:00 p.m., in Washington County’s Public Services Building auditorium, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro. A reception and walk will follow. All are welcome.

Download a nomination form at or call Wendy Gordon at 503-846-3634 to request one.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO