Public Health Community Award
Public health work is essential to healthy, thriving communities. Clark County Public Health and its community partners promote health for all residents, whether we’re ensuring the safety of food and water, investigating and preventing diseases, preparing for emergencies, or preventing childhood trauma.
But public health services can't be taken for granted. In an era of emerging health threats and unreliable funding, public health practitioners and their community partners face tough challenges meeting our communities’ needs.
That’s why it’s important to recognize the value of their work. The Public Health Community Award honors an individual and/or organization for contributions to the community's health. If you know a person or organization doing great work for public health in Clark County, nominate them for a Public Health Community Award using this online form.
Nominations are due by 5 pm Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Examples of qualities that can contribute to a strong nomination include:
- Promotes health and contributes to disease prevention.
- Community-wide impact.
- Involves partnerships in the design and delivery of public health services.
- A strong prevention component, addressing the root cause of conditions that affect community health.
- Reflects principles of social justice, e.g., improves access to health care for under-served people and narrows health disparities to promote better health for everyone.
- A volunteer component or exceeds what the person or organization is paid to do.
- Demonstrates creativity and innovation.
Prefer to fill out a form by hand?
You can download a PDF version of this form and submit it by mail, along with any supporting photos, news clippings, videos or other materials you think would strengthen the nomination. The materials will be returned if requested.
Mail nominations to:
Clark County Public Health
PO Box 9825
Vancouver, WA 98666-8825
For questions, email email@example.com.
This year's award will be presented during the Clark County Board of Health meeting Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in the Public Service Center sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.