WSPHA President’s Award
Presented to a citizen, who is not a public health professional, and who has demonstrated an interest in promoting the holistic approach to the achievement of health. The recipient is selected and awarded this honor by the current president of WSPHA. There is no nomination process for this award. Past Recipients
Annual Public Health Leader Award
This award was established in 1959 to recognize outstanding leadership in and contributions to public health in WA State. This public health leader can either be working in governmental or non-governmental public health. This recipient does not have to be a member of WSPHA.
Tom Drummey Memorial Award
The WSPHA Tom Drummey Memorial Award is the highest award that is presented by this Association in recognition of the achievements and accomplishments of one of its members. This award was created in 1979 in recognition of Tom Drummey’s leadership in WSPHA. The Drummey award honors a past or present WSPHA member who is a current resident of Washington State. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated continued interest in and support of WSPHA activities.
Mike Dickey Memorial Award
This award was created in 1990 in memory of Mike Dickey a Health Planning leader with the Washington State Department of Health to recognize an individual whose contribution to health planning has improved health, health planning or health services in WA State. This recipient does not have to be a member of WSPHA. Past Recipients
WSPHA Honorary Life Membership Award
This award recognizes a WSPHA member who has been active in both the organization and the promotion of public health for several years. The nominee will have provided leadership at the local and/or state level of public health. The recipient must be a current member of WSPHA before receiving the award.
Emerging Public Health Leader Award
The award recognizes the competence of a new public health professional at the onset of their career. The nominees will have demonstrated leadership in areas such as public health advocacy, research, education, leadership and/or equity and social justice. Nominee must have 7 years or less experience in the public health field and be a member of the Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA). The recipient of this award must be a WSPHA member – if they are not a current member – they will need to become a member prior to receiving award.