Community Health Awards - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Minnesota Community Health Awards

The Community Health Awards recognize and acknowledge Minnesotans who make significant contributions to public health in our state.

2018 Award Recipients
About the Awards


2018 Community Health Award Recipients and Representatives. First row (L to R): Allie Elbert, Nancy Mellesmoen, Terry Ristinen, Jokho Farah, Jan Malcolm, Gretchen Musicant, Betsy Brock, Sandy Tubbs. Second row: Dan Huff, Leslie Foreman, SA Stephens, Cindy Weckwerth, Roee Reinberg, Rose Jost, Bob Becker.

2018 Jim Parker Leadership Award
Daniel Huff, Director of Environmental Health, City of Minneapolis

2018 Jack Korlath Partnership Award
Terry Ristinen, Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health

2018 Commissioner’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Health Services
Sandy Tubbs, Administrator, Horizon Public Health

2018 Lou Fuller Award for Distinguished Service in Eliminating Health Disparities
Dr. Jokho Farah, Director of Quality and Population Health, People’s Center Clinics & Services

2018 Award for Outstanding Dedication to Local Public Health
Rose Jost, Richfield Advisory Board of Health

2018 Certificates of Recognition
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Healthy Communities Leadership Team
Metro area environmental health partners for Super Bowl food defense and food safety operation
Minneapolis Health Department and youth tobacco prevention community partners


About the Community Health Awards

The 2018 Community Health Awards were presented at the 2018 Community Health Conference on October 10, 2018. Public health professionals in Minnesota nominate their peers for these annual awards, presented each fall at the Community Health Conference.

Please direct questions and comments related to the Community Health Awards to:

Becky Buhler
Center for Public Health Practice

Related: Community Health Awards Workgroup