One of the benefits of membership with the Georgia Public Health Association is the ability to nominate individuals or groups for the various awards GPHA bestows.
Nominations are now being accepted for GPHA Section Awards. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., January 10, 2014.
Completed forms can be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to:
Sally Silbermann, Coastal Health District
24 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31406
ADMINISTRATION OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
The Administrative Section Outstanding Service Award was first given in 2013. This award is presented to someone who has demonstrated exceptional public service by enhancing the fiscal and administrative areas in support of providing public health services to the community. Click one of the following links to download the nomination form: PDF | Word
AL DOHANY AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Established in 1999, the Al Dohany Award for Community Service honors public health leader, Al Dohany, who was highly respected among his peers and who made great contributions to the promotion of public health through his work with family connection and community groups at the local level. This award is presented annually to an individual who has made a positive contribution to community health through collaboration with the community and its leaders. This contribution involves encouraging a collaborative approach with existing community entities that is essential to realizing the long-term health outcomes of a community while recognizing the importance of communities and celebrating the diversity that makes a community vital.
JULES S. TERRY MEMORIAL AWARD
The Jules S. Terry Memorial Award was established to recognize an individual whose work has contributed to broaden the provision of health services to individuals. Dr. Terry’s request was that the award not be related to position or discipline, but open to all.
BARFIELD NURSING SECTION AWARD
The Barfield Nursing Section Award was initiated by the Nursing Section of the Georgia Public Health Association in 1983 to honor Dorothy Barfield who served as the chief nurse at the state level. The purpose of this award is to recognize papers that promote public health by contributing to public health issues, programs, and philosophies.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Behavioral Health Worker of the Year Award was established in 1984 to honor an individual who exemplifies outstanding contributions in the field of behavioral health, developmental disabilities, or addictive diseases.
ENVIRONMENTALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Environmentalist of the Year Award is an Environmental Health Section Award to recognize outstanding achievement and service in the field of Environmental Health.
FRED AGEL GOVERNANCE AWARD
The Fred Agel Governance Award is a Boards of Health Section award to recognize outstanding commitment and service in the promotion of public health.
GEORGIA DENTAL AWARD OF MERIT
Initiated in 1989, the Georgia Dental Public Health Award is presented to an individual or organization by the Georgia Department of Public Health Oral Health Section and the Georgia Public Health Association Medical-Dental Section for outstanding services and contributions to the Georgia Dental Public Health Program nationally, regionally, statewide, and/or locally.
JANET STANCLIFF EPIDEMIOLOGY AWARD
The Epidemiology Section of the Georgia Public Health Association voted in 1987 to establish an annual award to be presented to an individual who had contributed to the support of community epidemiologists throughout the state. In October 1993, this award was renamed in honor of desk clerk Janet Stancliff at the STD state office who had very efficiently and effectively promoted the collection of critical data by epidemiologists statewide. In 1999, the award was expanded to include nominations of Communicable Disease Specialists and others who have made outstanding contributions to the control of communicable diseases in the state of Georgia.
KATHY MINER HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION AWARD
The Kathy Miner Award was established to recognize outstanding achievements in the area of health education and promotion.
LARRY W. MILLER HEALTH INFORMATION SPECIALIST AWARD
The Health Information Specialist of the Year Award began in 1998 and is presented to a member of the Information Technology Section. The Health Information Specialist of the Year Award was established to recognize individuals for their professional contributions to managing, analyzing, producing, and communicating health information.
LILLIAN D. WALD PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING AWARD
The Lillian D. Wald Public Health Nursing Award honors a public health nurse who has provided exemplary public health nursing leadership in the state of Georgia. The purpose of this award is to recognize demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness in developing efforts to improve the health of the public through political, legislative, professional, or interdisciplinary collaboration.
MAGGIE KLINE NURSING AWARD
The Maggie Kline Nursing Award was established in 1989 to honor Maggie Kline who, for several years, coordinated the continuing education program for public health nurses in Georgia. The Award is specifically designed for a public health nurse or a public health nurse specialist who fulfills the nursing role in service delivery to public health clients and families through application of the Basic Skills Assessment Course.
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
The Maternal Child Health Community Service Award was initiated by the Maternal and Child Health Section of the Georgia Public Health Association in 2003. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual in the community who has made an exceptional contribution to the health and well-being of mothers and children in Georgia.
OFFICE PERSONNEL OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
The Office Personnel Outstanding Service Award was first given in 1989. This award is presented to someone who has demonstrated exceptional merit by enhancing public health’s administrative services and serving the community.
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Primary Health Care Leadership Award was first awarded in 1998 and goes to a member who has excelled in enhancing primary care systems to increase access to services.
ROSEMARIE B. NEWMAN NUTRITION EXTRA MILE AWARD
The Rosemarie B. Newman Nutrition Extra Mile Award recognizes a public health employee for making significant contribution(s) in the delivery of nutrition services in the community. This award was established in 1999.
RUTH B. FREEMAN NURSING AWARD FOR POPULATION HEALTH PRACTICE
The Ruth B. Freeman Public Health Nursing Award honors a public health nurse who has provided excellence in population health practice in the state of Georgia.