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The Ruth B. Freeman Award honors an individual who has had a distinguished career in public health administration, education, policy, practice, or research.

The Public Health Nurse Creative Achievement Award recognizes an individual's exceptional and creative contribution to public health nursing administration, education, practice, or research.

The Lillian Wald Service Award honors agencies, individuals, organizations, or media, for depicting exemplary public health nursing especially through legislative, professional, or public advocacy. 

Awards Committee Chair: Karen S. Martin

2015 Award Recipients
Ruth B Freeman Award: Marylyn Morris McEwen, PhD, PHCNS-BC, FAAN
Public Health Nurse Creative Achievement Award: Maria Gilson deValpine, RN, MSN, PhD
Lillian Wald Award: Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN 

Past Public Health Nursing Section Award Winners (1972-2015) (PDF)