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.
Outstanding Epidemiologist of the Year Award:
To honor someone who is considered to have ongoing excellence in epidemiologic practice demonstrated by consensus of peers, leadership, or other colleagues AND either or both of the following impacts:
- significant impact in an area of expertise or on epidemiology practice across the state (improvement to epi practices in Kentucky, increasing the epi capacity to respond to public health issues, events or crisis, coordination of a significant or large-scale epi response, contributions to overall epi operations or processes in KY)
- Significant impact on the health of the population of Kentucky (imputed or quantifiable reductions in morbidity or mortality for a particular outcome based epi practice, imputed or quantifiable improvements in health or health practices due to epi practices, significant epi contributions to apply practices that will have a long-term impact on the health of Kentuckians)
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.