Nominate Someone for an APHA Award

Many states have their own awards for recognizing outstanding performance in drinking water treatment or other good works related to our drinking water activities.  However, APHA’s mission is to protect public health in collaboration with other partner organizations and thus gives awards as appropriate recognition for those individuals that the association knows and works with.  Please consider these American Public Health Association awards for your colleagues and peers:

The Sedgwick Memorial Medal – recognizes an individual for outstanding accomplishments in the field of public health and is APHA’s oldest and most prestigious honor.

The APHA Award for Excellence – honors an individual for creative work in applying scientific knowledge or innovation to improve community health.

The David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health – recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to public health through science-based advocacy.

The APHA Distinguished Public Health Legislator of the Year Award – recognizes a local, state or federal lawmaker who is a public health champion.

The Martha May Eliot Award – honors a professional worker in the field of maternal and child health.

The Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health – honors a health officer of a county, city or other unit of local government in recognition of outstanding creative and innovative public health work.

The Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award – recognizes an individual who has worked toward social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations.

The Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace – honors an APHA member who has made outstanding contributions to preventing war and promoting international peace.

The Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award – recognizes the career of a promising young public health professional or student.

The Student Assembly Public Health Mentoring Award – recognizes an APHA member for an essential role of mentoring in public health and leadership development.

The nomination deadline is May 6, 2016. Awards descriptions, criteria and nomination forms are available at  For more information, please email Deborah Dillard at or call 202-777-2442.