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The Kentucky Public Health Association’s Awards Committee solicits nominations for eleven different awards given annually at the KPHA Conference. KPHA confers these awards as a means of honoring the best of the best in public health areas throughout the Commonwealth. Each of you may participate by nominating, or supporting the nomination, of individuals who have truly made a difference in fulfilling our mission to promote healthy communities through education, leadership, and a commitment to excellence. This is your chance to honor a colleague who has been outstanding, so please take advantage of it.  Please send all nominations and support letters to the KPHA Awards Committee Chair, Jennifer Gulley, at: JenniferH.Gulley@ky.gov. 

 
     
2016 KPHA Award Winners
   

KPHA GROUP AWARD - BRIGHT Coalition

RUSSELL E. TEAGUE AWARD - Dr. Rice Leach

SARA C. STICE AWARD - Andrea Brown

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE AWARD - Carolyn Lyons

HELEN B. FRASER AWARD - Fran Hawkins

E. "AL" AUSTIN, JR. CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Mike Tuggle

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF AWARD - Becki Casey

WILLIAM "BILL" PATTON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AWARD - Carlene Whitt

VIRGINIA DODD RICE HOME HEALTH AWARD - Joyce Lewis

PEGGY S. KIDD NUTRITION AWARD - Carolyn McGinn

PAUL MASON MEMORIAL AWARD - Dr. Frances Feltner

THE KPHA PRESIDENT'S AWARD - Dr. Angie Carman

INDUSTRY AWARD - Humana Vitality

STUDENT CHAPTER AWARDS -

1st Place - Western Kentucky University

2nd Place - Eastern Kentucky University
 
     
INDUSTRY AWARD
   
To honor and recognize an exceptional and meritorious achievement in Kentucky’s public health by a business or organization.  Guidelines:  Well-recognized contribution to the improvement of public health or innovative/creative approach to addressing Public Health needs within Kentucky by a business, industry or organizations. The award will be selected by nomination and election from the Board of Directors by the March meeting of each year (if awarded). 
 
     
 
 
Administrative Support Staff Award:
   

To honor someone who has made outstanding contributions in the field of administrative support for public health.  Guidelines:  Nomination must demonstrate exceptional service.

 
     
Bill Patton Environmental Service Award:
   
To honor a person who has demonstrated exceptional performance, outstanding achievements and meritorious service in Environmental Services. Bill Patton worked tirelessly as an environmentalist in southeastern Kentucky from the earl 1980's until his death in 2001.  Bill truly believed that he could improve the environmental health of all Kentuckians.  Guidelines:  Nomination of someone who has clearly demonstrated the above referenced achievements.
 
     
Elbert “Al” Austin, Jr. Career Achievement Award
   

To honor a person who remains humble among peers yet towers above the rest in achievements.  Al Austin was health cabinet secretary in the 1980’s.  Guidelines:  Demonstrates loyalty and perseveres in working to improve public health for all Kentuckians.

 
     
Helen B. Fraser Award:
   

To honor an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the health and well-being of mothers and children in Kentucky.   Dr. Fraser was state MCH director from 1956 until her death in 1965.  Guidelines:  Nominee must have made a unique and outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Kentucky maternal and child health – beyond standard requirements of employment or through voluntary work. 

 
     
KPHA Group Award:
   
To honor a designated group or organization that has collectively contributed to public health program development, toward enhancement of public health in the Commonwealth.  Guidelines:  Efforts must be well-described and include evidence of continued health contributions.
 
     
Outstanding Public Health Nurse Award:
   
To honor an outstanding nurse in our Commonwealth.  Guidelines:  Nomination should reflect extraordinary work skills in public health nursing.
 
     
Paul Mason Memorial Award:
   

To honor a Kentuckian who has made a significant contribution to benefit our most vulnerable population – the indigent and uninsured.  Guidelines:  The nomination must clearly reflect the above contributions to this target population.

 
     
Peggy S. Kidd Nutrition Award:
   
To honor a nutritionist for outstanding professional contributions and service in public health.  Guidelines:  The nomination must reflect cooperation with other agencies and groups; public health advocacy; and all other activities that demonstrate support for public health through effective organizational skills.
 
     
Russell E. Teague Award:
   
To honor and recognize exceptional and meritorious achievement in the field of public health.  Dr. Teague was Kentucky Health Commissioner from 1956-1970.  Guidelines:  Well-recognized contribution to the improvement of public health; must reflect innovative and creative approaches with an impact on continued growth.
 
     
Sara C. Stice Award:
   
To honor an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of health education in Kentucky.  Sara B. Stice was state Director of Health Education from 1950 until her retirement in 1973.  Guidelines:  Active in the field of health, and has made an exceptional contribution in health education.
 
     
Virginia Dodd Rice Award:
   
To honor someone who has provided exceptional Home Health services in Kentucky, primarily through public health settings.  Guidelines:  Nomination of someone who clearly has a caring attitude and sensitivity to the needs of the community and the populations served by Home Care services.  While a professional degree is commendable, this should not serve as the primary contributing factor for a nomination.
 
     
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