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

 

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.

 

Individual Recognition Award:

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

 

Organization Recognition Award:

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.

 

2019 Recognition Award Recipients:

Individual Recognition Award: 

Jose Benitez, MSW, Executive Director, Prevention Point Philadelphia; President and Treasurer, Safehouse Philadelphia

 

Organization Recognition Award: 

Public Citizens for Children and Youth: https://www.pccy.org

 

Student Recognition Award: 

Fatima Jackson, La Salle University

Jose Benitez accepting his award

Jose Benitez accepting the Individual Public Health Recognition Award.

2018 Recognition 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

2016 Award Recipients:

Individual Recognition Award:

Amy Jessop, PhD, MPH, Prevention Point Philadelphia

 

Organization Recognition Award:

Healthy NewsWorks

 

Student Recognition Award:

Karie Youngdahl, Jefferson University