Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy
Past recipients of the Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy
2007 Jeffrey Myers
2006 James G. Hodge, JD, LLM
2005 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Assessment Initiative
2000 Michael S. Dukakis
1998 Senator Edward M. Kennedy
1997 David A. Kessler, MD
1996 Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
1995 Governor John Kitzhaber
1994 Senator Nicholas Petris; Felice Tannenbaum
Dr. Blum was a champion of health care equity
Dr. Henrik Blum, a Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Planning in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, passed away on January 3, 2006. He had been a champion of health care equity, and through the use of social action organizing skills, has incorporated social and economic concepts into the development of and implementation of health care policy and delivery in a changing environment.
Dr. Blum had served APHA as Vice President (USA) in 1990. Among his many awards was the American Public Health Association Sedgwick Memorial Medal, the American Health Planning Association Schlesinger Award, the American Optometric Society Apollo Award, the Berkeley Citation of the University of California, and a Fulbright Scholarship in Sweden.