APHA Distinguished Public Health Legislator of the Year Award

The APHA Distinguished Public Health Legislator of the Year Award recognizes local, state and federal lawmakers who are public health champions.

When considering nominating federal legislators for the award, we recommend that you review APHA’s annual congressional vote record and any legislation that the legislators you wish to nominate have sponsored or cosponsored during this and previous Congresses. We also recommend that you consider and identify the leadership they have provided in protecting public health programs and funding during the budget and appropriations process and any other examples of leadership that cannot necessarily be captured in a legislator’s voting record when completing the nominations form. You can visit your senators’ and representative’s websites for additional information about their positions on important public health issues.

View a list of previous winners.