Awards and Recognition
Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
Public Health Guardian Award
The Board of Health may designate one or more individuals, agencies, or programs, as recipient of the Public Health Guardian Award each year. Selection criteria include, but are not limited to: Board of Health members or Employees with distinguished service. Elected or appointed officials whose actions have advanced or supported public health. Physicians, nurses, or other medical professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the community. Any individual, agency, or program that has made a significant contribution to the promotion and protection of public health in Licking County.
Public Health Guardian Award Recipients
2011 - Lori Dixon was recognized with the award for her efforts in coordinating the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT is a volunteer organization that offers assistance during both emergency and non-emergency situations. CERT volunteers have assisted the Health Department during its H1N1 vaccination clinics and also during its community events.
2010 - Kay Barton for her extraordinary support for breast cancer awareness, screening, and survivor services in Licking County.
2009 - Paul George served on the Board of Health from 1998 until 2001, when he was elected as an Etna Township trustee. Paul was recognized for his dedication to public health, and support of the Licking County Health Department.
2009 - David Reeder served on the Board of Health from 1997 until his death in 2008. David was recognized for his dedication to public health, and support of the Licking County Health Department.
2006 - Vera Bagent volunteered hundrends of hours of her time to enter birth and death records into a computer database, facilitating searches and speeding the fulfillment of vital statistics record requests.
2005 - The Cities of Newark, Heath, and the Village of Granville for their efforts to protect the public’s health from the hazards of environmental tobacco smoke, by enacting smoke-free workplaces and public places regulations.
2004 - John D. Tegtmeyer the Board of Health honored the memory of John David Tegtmeyer by naming him as recipient of the 2004 Public Health Guardian Award. The award was in recognition of John's twenty-one years of service on the Licking County Board of Health and his exceptional devotion to protecting the public's health.
Other Awards and Regonition
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
2011 Promising Practice: Licking County Health Department's Breast Cancer Program
2006 Promising Practice: Licking County Health Department's Dental Health Referral and Education program
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