Dakota County Public Health is seeking nominations for their annual Public Health Achievement Awards. The awards recognize contributions of Dakota County residents who devote their time, energy and talents in their communities.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners established the Achievement Award for Promoting the Health of the Public in March 2000.
The awards are announced and presented at the annual Public Health Week celebration at a scheduled meeting of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. The 2013 awards will be presented April 9.
Nominations must be submitted by no later than Monday, Feb. 25. Download the Nomination Form and Instructions.
Awards will be given in three categories:
- Youth Award: Given to an individual, 17 years or younger at the time of nomination.
- Individual Award: Given to an individual, 18 years or older at time of nomination.
- Community Group Award: Given to an individual group (community coalitions, partnerships, organizations) regardless of age.
Awards will be chosen based on the following criteria.
Nominee has demonstrated leadership abilities through work and service.
Public Health Contributions
Nominee demonstrates originality and innovation in creating solutions to public health problems and has contributed to advancing improvements in the health status of the community through work and service.
Nominee promotes collaboration and cooperation among individuals, organizations, and agencies.
Nominee has been involved in preventing disease and disability, promoting health and healthy behaviors, and/or protecting the health and safety of county citizens.
Nominee is respected by peers and is a positive role model for others.
Evidence of Impact
The activities of the nominee have contributed to a successful outcome in terms of changes in the community.