Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. While a doctor treats people who are sick, those working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. Public health professionals also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors. From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease, or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food. Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.
Each year, the Kansas Public Health Association seeks to recognize services and commitment to public health through a variety of awards. The Awards Committee will consider nominations that are submitted by June 24 in the following categories:
Samuel J. Crumbine Medal
Special Service Awards
Dorothy Woodin Award
Corporate Public Health Service Award
Jane Addams Award
Virginia Lockhart Health Education Award
Public Health Policy Maker(s) of the Year Award
Awards will be presented at the 73rd Annual KPHA Conference which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, Wichita, Kansas on September 20-21, 2016.
Please Click Here for the nomination form for award descriptions and instructions.
Submit nominations to the Kansas Public Health Association by emailing this form to email@example.com.
If you should have any questions, please contact Becky Tuttle at 316.683.9441.
Nominations are due by June 24, 2016.