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The Texas Public Health Association is proud to offer the following awards to members who have exhibited outstanding contributions for the Association or for public health interests in Texas. Members may nominate another member who they feel meets the criteria outlined in the award description. Just click on the name of the award for criteria and nomination directions.
Call For Nominations for TPHA Awards
All Nomination materials must be postmarked no later than February 10 and mailed or scanned and emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) to:
Awards will be presented on March 29 during the Closing Luncheon at the TPHA 2017 AEC-Fort Worth, Texas
Questions? call TPHA (512)336-2520 or email email@example.com
Honorary Life Member: One of the greatest distinctions bestowed on a member of the Texas Public Health Association is that of Honorary Membership. Any active member may nominate a prospective candidate for Honorary Membership by writing to the Awards Committee. The following criteria are required of nominees for Honorary Membership:
James E Peavy Memorial Award: The James E. Peavy Memorial Award is presented annually to the public health worker in Texas who has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health knowledge or practice or who has demonstrated a genuine concern for the health needs of society. This award is the Texas Public Health Association’s highest accolade for outstanding health professionals; it consists of a $500.00 honorarium and plaque. The award serves as a living memorial to James E. Peavy, M.D., who served as Commissioner of Health in Texas from 1959 until his retirement in 1975. Dr. Peavy was an active member of the Texas Public Health Association for 39 years and was made an Honorary Member in 1969.
The following criteria are required of all nominations:
Legislator of the Year Award for Legislative Excellence: This award may be presented to both a state representative and state senator who has shown special interest in public health issues. Any active TPHA member may nominate a candidate for these awards.
The following guidelines have been established for nominees of these awards; nominees must have:
Other AwardsRon J. Anderson Award for Public Health Innovation