Each year, MPHA recognizes excellence in public health by awarding the following distinctions to organizations and individuals who make a difference in Maine.
2016 Call for Award Nominations
The MPHA Public Health Program of Excellence recognizes effective, efficient, evidence-based, and creative public health programming in Maine. For more information about the Program of Excellence Award and to complete a nomination form click here.
The Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution in the area of public health. For more information about the Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award and to complete a nomination form click here.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for both awards is Friday, September 16, 2016.
The President’s award is the highest award given by MPHA. Nominations are solicited and vetted by MPHA past presidents.
Public Health Program of Excellence Award
MPHA recognizes effective, efficient, evidence-based and creative public health programs that you know of in your community, district or throughout Maine. The goal of the Program of Excellence Award is to increase the visibility of public health initiatives in Maine, to promote adoption of effective public health programs, and to provide recognition to organizations involved in successful collaborative public health initiatives.
Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award
The Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution in the area of public health. The individual will have demonstrated a broad orientation to health promotion and disease prevention that extends beyond his/her specific profession or field of interest. For example, the individual may have made a meaningful impact in health legislation, health education, health policy development, or consumer advocacy at either the community or state level. Professional rank or status in an organization is not an important factor.
Phebe Conrey King Access to HealthCare Award
The Phebe Conrey King Access to Healthcare Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to improving access to healthcare in Maine. The individual(s) will have demonstrated leadership abilities in promoting increased access to healthcare by all Maine residents. He or she will have made a significant contribution toward meeting the needs of the uninsured and medically under-served. The nominee need not be a member of the Maine Public Health Association. Programs are not eligible as MPHA has previously established an award to recognize exemplary programs.
Eligible recipients will have made a significant contribution to improving access to healthcare in Maine. Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:
- Proven leadership abilities in promoting increased access to healthcare by Maine residents.
- Evidence that their efforts have led to the actual provision of healthcare services to the under-served.
- A deep commitment to the goal of healthcare access by Maine residents.
Pam Studwell Tobacco Policy Award
The Pamela M.B. Studwell Tobacco Policy Award is given to an individual whose dedication, persistence, and passion for improving lives has significantly advanced best practice tobacco policies in Maine.