MPHA is currently accepting nominations for awards to be presented at our Spring Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, May 31st at the Viles Mansion in Augusta. Nomination deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5:00pm. The MPHA Spring Awards Ceremony is an opportunity for the public health community to come together to salute our partners, celebrate our accomplishments, reconnect with colleagues, and get energized for public health advocacy going forward!
Nominations will be accepted for the awards listed below. To preview the nominations application, please click here.
Public Health Program of Excellence Award
MPHA recognizes effective, efficient, evidence-based and creative public health programs that you know of in your community, district or throughout Maine. The goal of the Program of Excellence Award is to increase the visibility of public health initiatives in Maine, to promote adoption of effective public health programs, and to provide recognition to organizations involved in successful collaborative public health initiatives.
Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award
The Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution in the area of public health. The individual will have demonstrated a broad orientation to health promotion and disease prevention that extends beyond his/her specific profession or field of interest. For example, the individual may have made a meaningful impact in health legislation, health education, health policy development, or consumer advocacy at either the community or state level. Professional rank or status in an organization is not an important factor.
Phebe Conrey King Access to Healthcare Award
The Phebe Conrey King Access to Healthcare Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to improving access to healthcare in Maine. The individual(s) will have demonstrated leadership abilities in promoting increased access to healthcare by all Maine residents. He or she will have made a significant contribution toward meeting the needs of the uninsured and medically under-served. The nominee need not be a member of the Maine Public Health Association. Programs are not eligible as MPHA has previously established an award to recognize exemplary programs.
Pamela M.B. Studwell Tobacco Policy Award
The Pamela M.B. Studwell Tobacco Policy Award is given to an individual whose dedication, persistence, and passion for improving lives has significantly advanced best practice tobacco policies in Maine.
Public Health Policy Champion Award
This award recognizes a policymaker who has made a significant contribution to public health in Maine.
Public Health Journalism Award
This award recognizes a journalist who has made a significant contribution to public health in Maine.
Public Health Business Champion Award
This award recognizes a business for its leadership and commitment to integrating and promoting public health values into business practices.
Public Health Rising Star Award
This award recognizes a young professional (<40 years old) in Maine who has made a significant contribution to public health in Maine.