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Section Awards

NOMINATE YOUR COLLEGUES

Please take the time to nominate your colleagues for a prestigious APHA Public Health Education Health promotion Award.  Each year public health educators are awarded at the APHA meeting for their excellence in education, their humor in teaching, their commitment to health communications and their dedication to their public health education career.

Being honored by your professional peers has very special meaning to people. Acknowledge some of the professionals who have been important to your career or who, in your mind, have made important contributions to the field by nominating them for one of these prestigious awards.

The Public Health Education and Health Promotion section recognizes individuals in six award categories. The awards include:

Current Section Members Eligible

1.   Distinguished Career Award - for outstanding contribution to the practice and profession of health education, health promotion and/or health communications.  The awardee must have earned a terminal degree 10 years or more prior to receiving the award.

2.   Early Career Award - for outstanding contribution to the practice and profession of health education, health promotion and/or health communications. The awardee must have earned a terminal degree less than 10 years prior to receiving the award.

3.  Sarah Mazelis Award - for an outstanding practitioner in health education.  The awardee will have spent at least five years as a health education, health promotion and/or health communications practitioner.

Current Section and/or APHA member eligible

1.   Mayhew Derryberry Award - for outstanding contribution of behavioral scientists to the field of health education, health promotion and/or health communications research or theory.

2.   Mohan Sing Award - for the use of humor to promote better health education, health promotion and/or health communications practice.

Rogers Award – for outstanding contribution to advancing the study and/or practice of public health communication.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Stu Usdan at susdan@ches.ua.edu.