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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 December 31st and emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) to:
Awards will be presented during the TPHA Annual Conference being held in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Questions? call TPHA (903)309-3380 or email email@example.com
Call for Nominations for Awards
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:
• Must have been an active continuous member of TPHA for at least 20 years and must have attended ten or more annual meetings.
• Must have served the Association contributing to annual and regional meeting programs, holding office within the Association, and participating on Association committees.
• Supporting documentation such as letters from employers, individuals, public citizens or community groups, schools or colleges, or businesses; news clippings, photographs; journal articles; or other documentation pertinent to the nomination.
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:
· A 250-word (or less) description of why the nominee is deserving of this award. Descriptions should be concise and specific and should demonstrate the nominee’s work over and above job requirement.
· A one-page biographical sketch (or vita) of the nominee and a 4 x 5 glossy, black & white photograph of the nominee. • No more than 10 pages of supporting documentation such as letters from employers, individuals, public citizen or community groups, schools or colleges, or businesses; news clippings; photographs; journal articles; or other documentation pertinent to the nomination.
· The nominee must be a member of TPHA. Nomination may be made by nominee or a sponsor. If nominated by a sponsor, sponsor must be a TPHA member and sponsor’s name must accompany the nomination.
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:
• Demonstrated an interest in public health issues.
• Shown a concern for the recruitment and retention of high-quality health care workers. • Supported legislation which emphasized prevention and health promotion.
• Facilitated legislation supporting preventive health care, health care professionals, and options of health care.
The Dr. Ron J. Anderson Thinking Progressively for Health Award: The Dr. Ron J. Anderson Thinking Progressively for Health (TPHA) Award, formally the Thinking Progressively for Health Award honors the late Dr. Ron J. Anderson and the innovative ideas and practices he established for the public health profession. The award rewards excellence and innovation in current public health practice across the state of Texas.
About the Award:
1. Recipient will receive: a $400 cash award and the Dr. Ron J. Anderson Public Health Innovation Award plaque
2. Recipients’ projects will also be highlighted in the issue of the Texas Public Health Association Journal published following the Annual Education Conference.
3. Submissions should demonstrate how their nominee has Identified creative solutions, large or small in scope, that have made a significant and positive difference in public health; suggested new ways to improve the quality of services or programming; Identified novel approaches for completing work more effectively or efficiently; Identified new ideas, solutions, or directions; Worked to develop new approaches for problem solving; planned effectively for the successful implementation and long-term success.
Nominees should clearly demonstrate:
1. Improvement or increase in Efficiency, Productivity, Cost-Savings and Extraordinary achievement of health and well-being goals (individual or community)
2. Originality - Is this a new idea, or a modernized redesign of an established concept? - Is it unique to the agency where it was established? - Is it unique to the field of public health? - Is it “ahead of its time”?
3. Impact - Will it make or has it made fundamental changes in public health practice/delivery? - How will it impact the community it is being implemented in?
4. Measurability - The impact of the project is measurable (i.e. number of beneficiaries, assessment of attitude or behavioral changes, clear policy changes, etc.
5. Applicability - Can it be generalized to the greater public health profession? - Could it lead to changes in how public health practices/processes are carried out?
Nominees should submit a written narrative addressing all of the above criteria and any supporting documentation that is relevant to the project being nominated. Narrative should also include the attached cover sheet. Click here for the COVER SHEET
All nomination materials must be postmarked no later than December 31st and mailed or scanned and emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) to: TPHA/Awards Committee, PO Box 9610, Longview, Texas 75608 Awards will be presented during the TPHA AEC, date and location to be announced. Will be held in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Questions call TPHA (903)309-3380 or email email@example.com