Join us in celebrating 2014 CHS Award recipients at the
Community Health Conference

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The annual Community Health Awards recognize and acknowledge individuals or groups who make significant contributions to public health in Minnesota. Recognition of these accomplishments by elected officials and local and state public health staff is a long standing and honorable tradition of the annual Community Health Conference.

Recipients of the awards are nominated by their peers. Nominations are received for review and selection by the SCHSAC Awards and Nominating Workgroup. Awards are presented by the Commissioner of Health at the conference.

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2013 Community Health Award recipients (L to R):
Carol Schefers, Janelle Waldock (Raise it for Health), Barbara Schillo (Raise it for Health), Cleo Hartung (FATHER), Laura Waterman Wittstock, Lowell Johnson, Kathy Bystrom, Karen Nordstrom, Stefan Saravia.

  • Jim Parker Leadership Award: For individuals or groups who have demonstrated significant statewide leadership in public health
    2013 Awardee: Lowell Johnson, Washington County Public Health and Environment
  • Jack Korlath Partnership Award: For individuals whose work has strengthened the state-local partnership
    2013 Awardee: Stefan Saravia, MDH Chemical Threat Preparedness
  • Certificate of Recognition: For individuals or groups who have demonstrated a significant commitment to public health
    2013 Awardees:
    FATHER Project Team, St. Joseph's Area Health Services
    Raise it for Health Coalition
    Kathy Bystrom, Fairview Lakes Health Services