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Louisiana Public Health Association Annual Awards

LPHA, at its annual Awards Banquet, recognizes five of our fellow members and community leaders to show our appreciation to those individuals who stand as role models and supporters of improving the health and welfare of the citizens of Louisiana.  Often in the line of public health work, deeds go unnoticed, ignored, or taken for granted.  The individuals that we recognize truly care for the people they serve and obtain satisfaction from a job well done.

LPHA members are invited to submit nominations of worthy individuals who meet the criteria of a specific award as outlined below.  An individual may only receive one award in any one year.  Nominations are submitted to the LPHA Awards Committee composed of the Section Chairpersons and the Immediate Past President who shall serve as chair.  It is the responsibility of the committee to review the recommendations for recipients of the various awards and to determine those who will be the recipients of such awards.  Only one award in each category is to be presented each year when suitable candidates are available.

LPHA Awards and Criteria are as follows:

  • MERITORIOUS AWARD - For long time diligent and esteemed service in public health in Louisiana by any person in full-time, part-time or voluntary service in a health agency, organization or coalition.
  • MEMBERS AWARD - For outstanding loyal and dedicated service to LPHA by an individual who has been a member of LPHA for five years or more.
  • PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD - For contributions and support to foster public health programs or issues in Louisiana by an elected or appointed public official on the local, state or national level.
  • FOUNDERS AWARD - For significant achievement in research or outstanding pioneering performance in public health by any resident of Louisiana.  Significant here is statewide, national, or international recognition of achievements or accomplishments.
  • THE LOUISE MCFARLAND AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNICATION - To recognize a media professional for accurate and thorough broadcast, print and/or electronic media coverage of public health programs or issues in Louisiana.

Members may obtain their nominations forms by clicking (Word Version) or (Pdf Version).