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.

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 – 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


Nominations are now closed.
Winners of the 2018 Public Health Achievement Awards will be celebrated during National Public Health Week, which is observed April 2-8, 2018.

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