2021 OPHA Awards

As you look forward to our 2021 OPHA Annual Meeting, please take a moment to reflect on the contributions of our fellow OPHA members, colleagues and community members that have contributed to public health in our communities. Each year OPHA gives awards for outstanding contributions affecting the health of Oregonians. Award categories are:

Lifetime Achievement Award - This award will be given to a person who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to public health and to the improvement of health in Oregon.
Policy Champion of the Year Award - This award will be given to a person or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to advancing public health policy in Oregon.
Emerging Leader - This award will be given to a person that has demonstrated leadership, innovation, and creativity in the beginning of his or her public health career. Alternatively, this award may also be given to an organization that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity at the onset of their organizational development.
Champion for Healthy Environments Award - This award will be given to a person, team or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to creating healthy environments in their community. 
Health Equity Champion Award - This award will be given to champions working across sectors to ensure that everyone has opportunities where we live, learn, work and play.

***Nominations must be submitted by close of business September 17.***

Please nominate a person or organization that you would like to see receive an OPHA award. Find the nomination form and specific criteria below. 

Click here for a PDF detailing the award criteria
Click here to fill out the Award Nominations Form

*Awards will be presented at the OPHA 2021 Annual Meeting & Conference on Tuesday, October 12th. Please contact Awards Committee Chair Renee Menkens with questions.

**Nominators and recipients must be present and registered for the conference if they would like to be part of the awards presentation.

For more information about the 2021 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting, please visit http://www.oregonpublichealth.org/opha-conference.