Public Health Achievement Awards

Each year, the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment recognize and honor residents who devote their time, energy, and talents to improve the public health or environmental conditions of individuals, families, and communities in Washington County.

These residents help families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and leaders better understand the value of public health and encourage the adoption of preventive habits that help promote health in many facets of life. The Washington County Public Health Achievement Awards are presented annually during National Public Health Week, April 6-12, 2020. 

National Public Health week is celebrated as part of an initiative to create the healthiest nation in one generation. The efforts of the people recognized by the Public Health Achievement Awards provide tremendous support to this initiative.

Award Categories

  • Youth – group or individuals who are 18 years or younger at the time of nomination
  • Individual – individuals who are 19 years or older at the time of nomination
  • Group – an established group (community coalition, partnership, school, or organization) regardless of age

Please note: The online application does not allow partial applications to be saved, so please allow enough time to complete the entire application and submit at that time. If helpful, use the nomination form preview (PDF) to draft your responses.

Online nominations will be accepted through Monday, February 24 at 8:00 a.m. 

Past Awardees