Public Health Recognition Awards

Public Health Awards 2018

Nominate Someone You Know for an Anoka County Public Health Award

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners would like to recognize individuals and/or groups (youth and adults) who have made contributions to public health in their communities.

These awards recognize and honor citizens in Anoka County who devote their time, energy, and talents to improving public health in their communities.

There are four award categories: Youth Individuals, Youth Group, Adult Individual, and Adult Group.

For more information and application instructions:

See below or contact Susan Wall at:
Phone: 763-324-4296
Fax: 763-324-1033
Email: [email protected] 

Instructions for Nominations

Awards are presented during April 2018, Public Health Month, at a scheduled meeting of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners. You may submit your nomination by mail, email or filling out our new electronic form.

 Award Categories:

  • Youth-Focused:  Individual/Group – an individual 18 years or younger at time of nomination, or an organization that is youth led.
  •  Adult:  Individual/Group – an individual 18 years or older at time of nomination, or a group (partnerships, community coalitions, organizations, etc.).

 Selection Criteria:

 All nominations will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Leadership – Nominee has demonstrated leadership abilities through work and service.
  • Community Health Improvement – Nominee demonstrates success in creating solutions to public health problems and has contributed to making improvements in the health status of the community.
  • Collaboration – Nominee promotes collaboration and cooperation among individuals, organizations, and agencies.
  • Advocacy – Nominee has been involved in promoting health and healthy behaviors, and/or protecting the health and safety of County citizens.

Nomination Instructions:

  • Nomination forms may be completed for either an individual or group. More than one nomination may be submitted for each category.
  • Nominations should be no more than two typewritten pages. Two attachments may accompany the nomination form (reference letters, newspaper articles, etc.). Photographs that show individual or group involvement and achievements can be used.
  • Nominations must describe the public health contributions made in the previous two years and describe the improvements made on the selected public health issue.
  • If the nomination is for work-related responsibilities, please clarify any additional activities or collaborations within Anoka County that resulted.

Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2018 to:

Community Health & Environmental Services Department
Attn: Susan Wall
Anoka County Government Center
2100 3rd Avenue, Suite 600
Anoka, MN 55303-5041

Phone: 763-324-4296
Fax: 763-324-1033
Email: [email protected]

Nominations and attachments become the property of Anoka County Community Health & Environmental Services.

Online Nomination Form

Use the 2018 Public Health Recognition Awards Nomination Form online.

2016 Public Health Award Recipients


Leah Sams 
Joe Grafft
Northwest  Metro Healthy Student  Partnership
Chemical Health Initiative Partnership