Friday, January 23, 2009

Nominations sought for Public Health Community Award

Vancouver, WA— Clark County Public Health is seeking nominations for the Public Health Community Award, recently created to recognize an individual or organization for outstanding contributions to promoting and protecting the community’s health. Nominations should demonstrate public health excellence in one or more of the following areas:

§ Innovation

§ Partnership

§ Individual contribution

§ Communitywide effort

Nominations are due March 1. Forms are available on the Public Health Web site at They can be completed and submitted online or filled out manually and mailed or hand-delivered.

A committee comprising members of the Clark County Public Health Advisory Council and Clark County Public Health staff will review all nominations and make a recommendation to the Clark County Board of Health for final selection.

The award presentation will take place on April 9, 2009 at the Center for Community Health in Vancouver.

“It’s easy to take for granted the quality of the water we drink, the safety of the food we eat, and assume that we will always be protected from disease,” said Dave Seabrook, Public Health Advisory Council Chair. “Unfortunately, the current economic situation and lack of stable public health funding are good reasons why none of these things can be taken for granted and why we should raise awareness of public health. This award will help to highlight public health excellence right here in Clark County.“

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