Local Health Department of the Year Award
In the Spotlight
NACCHO is proud to announce the 2013 LHD of the Year Award Winners. After receiving an overwhelming number of applications and after review selected a winner in each of the three size categories (small, medium, large). Each of the three finalists in the small, medium, and large category showed creativity, innovation, sufficient evidence of outcomes and impact on the community, and collaboration with partners, community and key stakeholders.
Small: Crook County Public Health Department, Prineville Oregon
Medium: Gaston County Health Department, Gastonia, North Carolina
Large: Denver Public Health Department, Denver, Colorado More »
LHD of the Year Award
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to introduce the new Local Health Department (LHD) of the Year Award. Local health departments are the local stewards of public health known for helping to ensure the safety of the water we drink, the food we eat, and the air we breathe. This award recognizes and honors outstanding accomplishment of local health departments across the country for their innovation, creativity, and impact on communities.
2013 Application Criteria
This year, NACCHO will recognize LHDs outstanding accomplishments in the following two areas:
All applicants are required to pay an application fee (per application) to cover the administrative costs and overall maintenance of the program. The fees are based on the size of the LHD—small ($25), medium ($55), large ($75) and must be paid during the submission process.
In order to qualify for this award, LHDs must be active (dues paying) members of NACCHO. If you are unsure of your LHDs membership status, please contact NACCHO’s Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 533-1320.
Judging and Evaluation
Applications are judged on the contribution/impact to the community, health improvement, originality, creativity, uniqueness, and overall contribution to promoting public health. Applications are reviewed by NACCHOs Awards Committee in collaboration with subject matter experts. Applicants are reviewed to ensure that their membership is in good standing with NACCHO.