|Dr. Ned Baker and Sharon Hampton, NALBOH, present Dr. Robert Blackburn with the 2009 Hageman Award. This award to is given annually to a member of a local board of health that exemplifies the commitment, vision and enerby exhibited by Everett Hageman, founding member of NALBOH.|
Each year, the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health recognizes individuals and groups for their contributions to and accomplishments in public health with three awards:
- Outstanding Board of Health Award
- Carl Durham Award
- Robert Ed Strother Award
The criteria for each award include:
- Community Involvement
- Citizen Support
- Inter-agency Collaboration
- Innovative Approaches
- Impact on Public Health
|Ms. Anne Short, Cleveland County Health Department, receives the 2011 Robert Ed Strother Partnership Award. This award is given by ANCBH in recognition of the establishment of a public-private partnership which has improved public health for the community.|
Submission Deadline: January 6, 2014
List of Awards
Outstanding Board of Health
- The Nominee for this award must be an ANCBH Institutional member of ANCBH.
- The board’s leadership in public health accomplishments must be clearly evident.
- The accomplishment must either have documented results or be currently producing intended results.
- The activity may be accomplished through the health department, other agencies, or groups.
Carl Durham Award
The Nominee for this award:
- Must be an Institutional, individual, associate, or emeritus member of ANCBH.
- Has made significant contributions to public health.
- Is an effective advocate for public health at local, regional, and/or state levels.
|Dr. Robert Blackburn present Lee Kyle Allen the 2009 Carl Durham Award for his effective work as an advocate for public health at the local, regional, and state level.|
Robert Ed Strother Partnership Award
The Nominee for this award has established and/or fostered a public-private partnership, which has improved public health for the community.
Examples of Previous Recipients
Carl Durham Award
David Sandifer of Brunswick received the 2006 Carl Durham Award; see this 21st Annual Meeting article for more information.
Donald Blake, Chairperson of the New Hanover County Board of Health received the 2005 Carl Durham Award for his outstanding service and involvement with many significant public health issues including: adopting regulations governing temporary food facilities at festivals; pushing for the current statewide “clean plate” requirements for buffets and food bars; procuring funding for a dental van to serve the needs of low-income children; revising the county’s no-smoking policy; ushering in additional health department inspectors for restaurants; and updating rules for private drinking-water wells.
Outstanding Board of Health Award
The 2005 award was bestowed on the Gaston County Board of Health for its leadership as demonstrated by its growing commitment and comfort in working with the community to solve controversial and challenging policy issues. The three major issues that the board dealt with were: infant mortality, teen pregnancy, and strategic planning.
Robert Ed Strother Award
Forsyth County Department
of Public Health received the Robert Ed Strother Award for its Infant
Reduction Mortality Project that involved the participation of different
community members, organizations, and institutions.