Public Health Champion Award 2017
Call for nominations
The Sudbury & District Health Unit is issuing a Call for Nominations for the Public Health Champion Award.
The 2017 Public Health Champion award will recognize one individual or one organization that has made outstanding contributions to take action or supported activities related to promoting the health of families, oral health, healthy sexuality, vaccinations, infectious or communicable diseases, or Indigenous engagement.
More specifically, activities that aim to:
- Enable individuals and families to achieve optimal preconception health, experience a healthy pregnancy, have the healthiest newborn(s) possible, and be prepared for parenthood.
- Enable all children to attain and sustain optimal health and developmental potential in the areas of:
- positive parenting
- healthy family dynamics
- healthy eating, healthy weights, and physical activity
- oral health
- Prevent or reduce the burden of sexually transmitted infections and bloodborne infections.
- Promote healthy sexuality.
- Reduce or eliminate the burden of vaccine preventable diseases.
- Prevent or reduce the burden of infectious diseases of public health importance.
- Ensure that health is available to all, including Indigenous and priority populations.
- Support research and data collection to improve population health outcomes for families, children, and youth.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual or organization must be a resident of the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. Current members of the Sudbury & District Board of Health and current Sudbury & District Health Unit staff are not eligible.
Nominations are evaluated by members of the Sudbury & District Board of Health and Sudbury & District Health Unit staff.
The award recipient will be selected based on demonstrated achievements towards positive public health in the areas of Clinical and Family Services in the categories of Leadership, Collaboration, Innovation, and Fostering opportunities for health.
Examples of these attributes that align with the Clinical and Family Services goals.
- Advocating for and supporting public policies related to Clinical and Family Services goals and programming.
- Gathering public health data or conducting research to contribute to the advancement of Clinical and Family Services goals and programming.
- Strengthening partnerships across sectors and among diverse groups.
- Creating information sharing strategies.
- Promoting awareness and deepening community commitment to public health, specifically in
Clinical and Family Services programming.
- Creating new strategies to support Clinical and Family Services awareness, education and programming.
- Empowering marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Fostering opportunities for health
- Engaging with Indigenous peoples to support the goals of Clinical and Family Services Division.
- Acting as a catalyst for positive change.
- Mobilizing resources to respond to emerging Clinical and Family Services issue(s).
- Affecting measurable change through strategy and implementation.
Nominations can be sent by fax or mail to the contact information provided on the form. Entry forms are available online. Entrants may submit electronically or via mail.
Nominations must be received by September 8, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.
The award recipient will be honoured at an awards ceremony on October 19, 2017.
This item was last modified on June 16, 2017