Public Health Recognition Awards

The Section gives out Public Health Recognition Awards for individuals, organizations, and students each year. The list of past winners can be found here


2019 Recognition Awards:

The nomination period for Individual, Organization, and Student Recognition Awards will be open from January 7th, 2019 through March 1st, 2019. 


The Individual and Organization Recognition Awards will be presented during the Public Health Symposium on April 1st, 2019. The Student Recognition Award will be presented during the Student Poster Session on April 23rd, 2019. 

Student Recognition Award:

The Student Recognition Award is given annually to a graduate or professional student who demonstrates distinguished leadership and excellence among peers and who makes a significant contribution to public health promotion in the local community beyond the university setting.


Nominees must be actively enrolled and in good academic standing as either a full-time or part- time student in a graduate or professional degree program at an academic institution in the Greater Philadelphia area. All nominations must include an endorsement from the student's Program Director.


Individual and Organization Recognition Awards:

Eligible individuals should have made substantial contributions to the health of the community through their work in any aspect of public health.


Eligible organizations are private, public, non-profit, faith-based, or public-private partnerships whose mission targets enhancing the health of citizens, neighborhoods, and/or communities in the Greater Philadelphia region.


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2018 Award Recipients:

Individual Recognition Award: 

James Plumb, MD, MPH, Jefferson College of Population Health


Organization Recognition Award: 

Philadelphia Department of Prisons


Student Recognition Award: 

Elaine Tran, University of Pennsylvania

2018 Recognition Awards

2018 Award Winners

2017 Award Recipients:

Individual Recognition Award:

Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, Jefferson University


Organization Recognition Award:

LaSalle Neighborhood Nursing Center


Student Recognition Award:

Alia Salam, Jefferson University

2017 Recognition Award Winners

2017 Award Winners