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The Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Awards

Please send your nomination by May 20, 2019

APHA 2019 • Philadelphia • Nov. 2-6

The awards were established in memory of the late Anthony Westwater Jong and in recognition of his commitment to community-based dental public health, his strong and highly acclaimed mentoring of students, and his emphasis on the importance of state, local and community-based public health action.

I. The Pre-Professional Award, will recognize an outstanding community-based research or service project of an oral health nature carried out by a pre-doctoral dental student, or a dentist who has graduated within the preceding 12 months from an ADA-accredited dental school, or a dental hygiene student, or a hygienist who has graduated from an accredited school of dental hygiene in the United States within the preceding 12 months.  The application of community-based dental public health principles to the design of the project must be clear. Up to two Pre-Professional Awards will be granted each year.

  • $200 cash award
  • One year membership in APHA (Oral Health Section) to coincide with the year the award is made
  • Registration fee to the APHA annual meeting at which the award will be presented
  • A plaque to be presented at the Oral Health Section Awards Ceremony.
  • A ticket for the awardee and a guest to attend the Oral Health Section Reception following the Oral Health Section Awards ceremony.

II.The Post-professional Award will recognize an outstanding community-based research or service project of an oral health nature carried out by a dentist, physician, dental hygienist, nurse, nurse practitioner, social worker and/or other professional with an interest in oral health who is currently enrolled in: 1) an ASPH accredited School of Public Health, 2) a CEPH accredited School of Public Health or Graduate Public Health Program, 3) an ADA-accredited Dental Public Health Program, or,  4) a graduate level/university-based  program with a significant course of study in public health related courses, or who has graduated from such an afore mentioned program in the preceding 12 months. Though applicants are not required to have a degree in dentistry, dental public health or dental hygiene, the application of community-based dental public health principles to the design of the project must be clear. One Post-professional Award will be granted per year.

Please note:  Pre-professional Award recipients may apply for the Post-Professional Award in a subsequent year, but must submit a different project for consideration.  Individuals cannot apply for both the Pre-professional Award and the Post-Professional Award in the same year.

  • $200 cash award
  • One year membership in APHA (Oral Health Section) to coincide with the year the award is made
  • Registration fee to the APHA annual meeting at which the award will be presented.
  • A plaque to be presented at the Oral Health Section Awards Ceremony.
  • A ticket for the awardee and a guest to attend the Oral Health Section Reception following the Oral Health Section Awards.
  • Travel reimbursement up to $600.00 will be included. Cash equivalent in lieu of hotel and transportation not available.

Contact

Please send your nomination by May 20, 2019

Tamanna Tiwari, Chair Jong Awards

Documents to be submitted: Combine them in a pdf documents before submission

  1. Cover sheet
  2. One page description of the project
  3. A biographical sketch of no more than 100 word
  4. A letter to be completed by the sponsoring faculty or public health professional outlining the applicant’s contributions to the project described above
  5. References-Websites, publication citations as appropriate
  6. Photograph (please write/attach name). Photographs must be in a .jpg or .tiff format and at least 300 dpi. Please note: if awarded, this photograph will published in the APHA Program Book and the Jong Award Program Book
  7. Proof of full-time student status (official notification from Registrar’s office)

Two APHA Oral Health members received awards during the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting held Nov.4 -8 in Atlanta.

Dr. Howard Pollick received the John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Claudia A. Serna received the Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Post-Professional Award

Congratulations to you both on your awards!

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Dr. Larry Hill received the  in Dental Public Health.
Dr. Harry Goodman received the Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health Work .

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  • Every local and state health department and health professional organizations must have credible information about fluoridation on their websites.
  • Every school of public health and schools of nursing, dentistry, medicine, and social work must provide credible information to their students, faculty and staff and on their websites.
  • All of us must education our neighbors, community leaders, and policymakers about the benefits of fluoridation.

She closed by challenging listeners to include community water fluoridation in all health policy. Watch the video of Kathy Lituri’s presentation.

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