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

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 Junior Investigator Award is selected by peer-review and honors an early-career (NIH definition) PHN section member's work since completing their doctoral education.

Awards nominations are due May 1.
Awards Committee Chair: Karen S. Martin

2016 Award Recipients
Lillian Wald Award: Karen A. Monsen, RN, PhD, FAAN
Ruth B. Freeman Award: Pamela A. Kulbok DNSc, RN, APHN-BC, FAAN
Public Health Nurse Creative Achievement Award: Cynthia L. Stone, RN, PhD
Junior Investigator Award: Jean Edward, RN, PhD

Past Public Health Nursing Section Award Winners (PDF)