Award Nominations

Each year at our Annual Meeting we have the honor of presenting several awards for outstanding service in the field of public health, and the time has come as we requesting nominations for 2019 award recipients.  If there is an individual or organization that you would like to nominate for one of the following awards please submit your nomination by or before March 26, 2019. The individual or organization that you nominate does not have to be a member of NYSPHA.

We are seeking nominees for the following awards:

  • The Citation for Outstanding Leadership in Public Health in New York State will be awarded to an individual for outstanding leadership efforts.
  • The Citation for Outstanding Leadership in Public Health in New York State will be awarded to an organization for outstanding leadership.
  • The Hermann M. Biggs Memorial Medal and Certificate is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes an individual with demonstrated outstanding achievements in public health in New York State.
  • The Legislator of the Year Award will be awarded to a Legislator who has been a public health champion and who has been supportive of public health issues. 
  • The Membership Award will be awarded to a member for their contributions to public health and NYSPHA.


Please click here to submit your award nomination online by or before March 26th.  


Past Award winners

2018 Award Recipients

  NYSPHA Membership Award: Karen Hall

2017 Award Recipients

   Public Health Leadership-Organization Award Winner:  FamilyCook Productions


2016 Award Recipients

 

Hermann Biggs Memorial Award

Dr. Perry Halkitis, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of NYU College of Global Public Health

 

 

 

 Citation for Outstanding Leadership in Public Health in New York State (Organization)

Karen Laing

CEO and Founder, Health Literacy for All Inc.

 

Citation for Outstanding Leadership in Public Health in New York State (Individual)

 

 2016 NYSPHA Member Award

Judy Rightmyer

Director, Capital District Tobacco Free Coalition 


2015 Award Recipients



Donald Rowe, PhD

School of Public Health  and Health Professions, University at Buffalo

Recipient of  Hermann Biggs Memorial Award



Amy Klein

Executive Director of Capital Roots

Recipient of the Outstanding Leadership in Public Health in New York State Award (Organization)



Cynthia Morrow, M.D., MPH

Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Recipient of the Outstanding Leadership in Public Health in New York State Award (Individual)



Tim Nichols

Albany County Legislator

Recipient of the Leadership in Public Health Policy Award



Lee W. Livermore

Upstate New York Poison Center

Recipient of the 2015 NYSPHA Membership Award


2015 Student Poster Awards



First Place and Members' Choice Winning Poster:  "Immunization A Tool to Bridge Population Health"

Poster created by Jilllian Annunziata, Alexis Adusei, Christina Bryce, Rosaria Camarda, Dawn French, Shukura Jacobs, Zulgarnain Javed, Ubanni Odigo, Julia Telfer, and Chris Wray

New York Medical College School of Health Science and Practice






Second Place Winning Poster:  "The Impact of High Deductible Health Plans on Preventive Care Use"

Poster Created by Daniel Write

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences






Third Place Winning Poster:  "Working at Wellness-Crouse Hospital's Worksite Wellness Program"

Poster Created by Katherine Jwaskiewicz

SUNY Upstate Medical University










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