Minority and Multicultural Health
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Lou Fuller Award for Distinguished Service in Eliminating Health Disparities: Nomination Deadline Friday, July, 26, 2013
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 tradition of the annual Community Health Conference. Awardees are selected by the Nominating and Awards Workgroup of the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC). Awards are presented by the Commissioner of Health at the annual conference during an awards ceremony.
The Lou Fuller Award for Distinguished Service in Eliminating Health Disparities was created in 2012 to honor the work and memory of Minnesota Department of Health employee Lou Fuller.
Lou Fuller was known as a collaborative community activist who was instrumental in developing the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, and who was a leader in bringing populations of color and American Indians as community voice to the state legislature to raise awareness about the severity of health disparities in Minnesota and create the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI). Lou's collaborative efforts focused on improving health status for populations of color and American Indians and thereby strengthening the health of Minnesotans as a whole population.
For more information and to nominate, visit: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/ophp/system/awards/nominate.html.