CPHA Awards 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Annual Public Health Awards. These awards are an excellent opportunity to recognize and celebrate your colleagues and partner's amazing work! The awards are presented by the Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) and Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) at the 2019 Public Health in the Rockies Conference.

Deadline for Award Nominations: June 30, 2019

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Award for Excellence in Policy
: Established in 1988 by CPHA, this award is presented annually to a person or organization for highly visible past or present efforts within local, state or national efforts in support of public health issues.

Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Health Equity: Presented by the Colorado Public Health Association, this award acknowledges and celebrates individuals, organizations and/or teams engaged in efforts to advance the understanding of health equity, health disparities, social determinants of health and greater access and opportunities for communities throughout Colorado.

Award for Technical Innovation in Public Health: This award was established in 1972 in recognition of P.W. Jacoe, a Colorado Board of Health member in the 1950s, for his devotion to duty, his excellence of work and accomplishments, his interest, his leadership and contributions to the physical science field of public health. The award is to be given to a person who has made an outstanding technical innovation in public health.

Emerging Leader in Public Health: This award is given to an individual early in their career serving in a public health capacity who has demonstrated outstanding initiative on behalf of the Colorado public health community.

Exemplary Frontier Public Health Nurse Award: Recognizes a Public Health Nurse who has demonstrated exemplary service in a local public health agency located in a Colorado rural/frontier community.

General Recognition: Do you know someone who is deserving of recognition for contributions and accomplishments in public health, but the above awards categories do not quite fit? Tell us more!

John Muth Award: Named in honor of Dr. John Muth, who served as CPHA President 1983-1984 and El Paso County Department of Health Director, and is still practicing internal medicine and obstetrics & gynecology in Colorado. This award is given to a member of CPHA who has made an outstanding contribution to the Association.

Lifetime Achievement Award: This award honors an individual who has retired from fulltime employment in public health, in recognition of their significant contributions and leadership in the field of public health.

Lillian Wald Award: Lillian D. Wald (1867–1940) was a nurse, social worker, public health official, teacher, author, editor, publisher, women’s rights activist, and the founder of American community nursing. Her unselfish devotion to humanity is recognized around the world and her visionary programs have been widely copied everywhere. The Lillian Wald Award was given to a public health nurse who demonstrates leadership skills among peers and community; has practiced a minimum of 5 years; and is creative, resourceful and innovative in addressing public health concerns in the community. This person is caring in relationships with colleagues and clients, and initiates, implements and evaluates public health interventions that focus on health promotion and disease prevention, and shares public health knowledge with colleagues and the community.

Public Health Champ Award: The Public Health Champ Award was created in 1982 and goes to a fulltime public health employee who is not in a high-level management position. The recipient must be a member of CPHA and have made an outstanding contribution to public health.

 Roy Cleere Distinguished Service Award: The Colorado Public Health Association's Distinguished Service Award was renamed in 1974 in honor of Dr. Cleere who was the director of the Colorado Department of Health for 38 years. The award goes to someone who is a member of CPHA and has made an exceptional contribution to the field of public health in Colorado.

Sabin Award: The Florence Sabin Award was established in 1947 by CPHA. The award is made for achievement in the public health field, in recognition of the outstanding leadership of Dr. Florence Sabin in the promotion of better public health in Colorado. This award is made to a person whose primary career is not in the public health field.

 

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2018 CPHA 

Congratulations to the 2018 CPHA Award Winners! The awards were presented during this year's Public Health in the Rockies conference in Copper Mountain, Colorado. 

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2017 CPHA Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 CPHA Award Winners! The awards were presented during this year's Public Health in the Rockies conference in Keystone, Colorado. 

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PHiR Awards: 1947 - 2009 

Below is a collection of our past PHiR Award Winners from the years 1947 - 2009, organized by award category. View our past winners below! 

PHiR Award Winners: 1947 - 2009

 

PHNAC Awards

Below is a collection of our past PHNAC Award Winners. View below! 

History of PHNAC Winners