Public Health Community Award

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Public health work is essential to healthy, thriving communities. Clark County Public Health and its community partners promote health for all residents, whether we’re ensuring the safety of food and water, investigating and preventing diseases, preparing for emergencies, or preventing childhood trauma.

But public health services can't be taken for granted. In an era of emerging health threats and unreliable funding, public health practitioners and their community partners face tough challenges meeting our communities’ needs.

That’s why it’s important to recognize the value of their work. The Public Health Community Award honors an individual and/or organization for contributions to the community's health. 

​​The nomination period for the 2020 Public Health Community Award has closed.

A committee of Public Health Advisory Council members and Public Health staff will review nominations and select winners. The committee will give special consideration to individuals or organizations in Clark County that work to prevent health problems, forge partnerships, and strive for communitywide outcomes.

This year's award presentation has been postponed due to the COVID-19 response. 

Submit your nomination here!

If you know a person or organization doing great work for public health in Clark County, nominate them for a Public Health Community Award. Simply fill out our form below.

Examples of qualities that can contribute to a strong nomination include:

  • Promotes health and contributes to disease prevention.
  • Community-wide impact.
  • Involves partnerships in the design and delivery of public health services.
  • A strong prevention component, addressing the root cause of conditions that affect community health.
  • Reflects principles of social justice, e.g., improves access to health care for under-served people and narrows health disparities to promote better health for everyone.
  • A volunteer component or exceeds what the person or organization is paid to do.
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation.

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Nominee Address

Note: This is an expandable box. Please be sure to describe your nominee in detail so the nomination selection committee has plenty of information to go on. Supporting materials are encouraged and can be emailed to doreen.gunderson@clark.wa.gov.