Nominations are now being accepted for the APHA Distinguished Public Health Legislator of the Year Award. This award recognizes local, state and federal lawmakers who are public health champions. The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm June 2, 2014. Nominations may only be submitted by APHA members.
When considering federal legislators for nomination, we recommend that you review APHA's annual congressional vote record at: http://www.apha.org/NR/rdonlyres/45CD278D-1A31-48E5-B01
0-761D7CF7C84A/0/2014APHACongressionalRecord.pdf. It is also suggested that you review any legislation legislators have sponsored or cosponsored during this and previous Congresses (http://thomas.loc.gov/), any leadership they have provided in protecting public health programs and funding during the budget process, and any other examples of leadership that cannot necessarily be captured in a legislator’s voting record. You can visit your senators’ and representative’s websites for additional information about their positions and support for public health issues.
This award will be presented at the 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, La., Nov. 15-19, 2014. Contact Deborah Dillard, awards staff liaison at (202) 777-2442 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2014 Nomination Form