Over the years, Colorado Public Health Association has given the below awards out to distinguished members of our community. In the past year, we have decided to combine some of the below awards into one. We have also decided to alter some of the below awards to better recognize members of the community.
Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Health Equity:
Presented by the Colorado Public Health Association, the Colorado Society of Public Health Education.
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:
recognized a Public Health Nurse who has demonstrated exemplary service in a local public health agency located in a Colorado rural/frontier community.
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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 practiced 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.
Public Health Champ Award:
The Public Health Champ Award was created in 1982 and goes to a full-time 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.
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.
Take a Look at Award Winners from Previous Years
The awards were presented at previous years of the Public Health in the Rockies conference in Keystone, Colorado.