Nominations Open for Hometown Health Hero Award

The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership joins the American Public Health Association in celebrating National Public Health Week in April 2019 with the annual presentation of the Hometown Health Hero awards.

The Hometown Health Hero award is presented annually to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserve and improve their community’s health in the focus areas listed below. Awardees are selected from nominations received by you. The only way for someone to receive this award is to be nominated. What person or organization in your community deserves this statewide recognition? Submit the nomination form below by February 15, 2019, by email or fax.

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To ensure this outcome, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play impacts each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. This year we focus on the following areas of public health based on the daily themes for National Public Health Week:

Healthy Communities
Violence Prevention
Rural Health
Technology and Public Health
Climate Change

Hometown Health Hero awards will be presented at the State Capitol on April 10, 2019, at 11:30 am.