The Awards Committee for the 78th Annual Conference is requesting nominations for this year’s awards. The awards will be presented during the Annual Conference at the Friends of Public Health Dinner on September 11, 2019 at the Wyndham City Centre in Springfield, Illinois.
This is your invitation to recognize your fellow workers for their contributions in the public health community. Individuals or groups involved in any aspect of community, public health and human services should be nominated for these leadership awards.
Please review the criteria for each award and select the category most suited to your nominee’s accomplishments. You are not limited in the number of nominations you submit.
All nominations must be submitted online and must answer the following:
Describe the outstanding contribution and impact to public health which makes the nominee eligible for the award chosen.
What additional characteristics make this nominee a good candidate for this award?
The deadline for submission is 11:30pm on August 9, 2019.
Honorary Emeritus Award
Candidates for this award shall be retired and shall have been IPHA members in good standing for at least 20 years. Retired IPHA members with fewer than 20 years of membership in the association may be considered by the Awards committee and recommended to the Executive Council for approval for this award.
Everett I. Hageman Volunteerism Award
This award is given to an individual whose dedication to volunteer efforts to improve the public’s health is exemplified through a leadership or support role over a sustained period of time at the local, state and/or national level(s).
“Healthy by Design” Program of Excellence Award
This award recognizes public health programs in Illinois which demonstrate excellence such as quality of service, dedication in providing evidence-based services, creativity in solutions for the community that improve access to care or address health disparities, increasing the visibility of public health initiatives, promoting the adoption of effective and efficient public health programs, and/or successful collaborative public health initiatives.
Public Health Advocacy Award
This award will be given to an individual or organization whose dedication, persistence, and passion for improving lives has significantly advanced public health policies in Illinois. Awardees will include individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to public health through science-based or best practice advocacy efforts, facilitated progress in health equity and social justice, or that have advanced prevention through policy change.
Emerging Public Health Leader Award
This award is given to an individual who has shown dedication to making a significant contribution to public health in Illinois by demonstrating outstanding leadership, innovation, and/or creativity. The award recipient shall be a student of public health or a person in the first 10 years of his/her public health professional career.
Public Health Champion Award
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution of major significance to the public health field within the past year and is actively involved in public health in Illinois. Nomination information should indicate that the individual’s efforts have gone beyond what is normally expected and demonstrate exemplary dedication to the advancement of public health.
Public Health Mentoring Award
This award recognizes the essential role of mentoring in public health and leadership development. Awardees will include public health professionals and/or academic preceptors who take an active role in mentoring young professionals or students through regular contact, facilitating practical experience, providing professional development, supporting research, and/or collaborating on joint publications.