The West Virginia Public Health Association acknowledges the hard work and dedication of Association members, West Virginia citizens, businesses, and organizations in promoting public health.
The purpose of the West Virginia Public Health Hall of Fame is to recognize individuals who have helped make this state and this nation great through outstanding contributions to the establishment, development, advancement or improvement of Public Health.
The West Virginia Public Health Hall of Fame should not be viewed as a replacement for the recognition provided by the Public Health Merit Award, the Organization or Group Award, or the Citizens Award. However, induction into the Hall of Fame should be viewed as the ultimate in recognition. The quality of each nominee presented to the review board should reflect dignity and prestige to the membership. It is most important that the honor maintain high standards and does not become a vehicle of favoritism. he nominee must have demonstrated high standards in accomplishment and merit.
Letters from individuals or organizations which add significant information to the nominee's accomplishment are encouraged. However, general letters in support of the nomination are discouraged.
If the nominee is selected for recognition, a digital photograph will be needed. Please do not send photo with the nomination.
Nominees for induction into the West Virginia Public Health Hall of Fame should meet the following criteria:
The Review Board will meet at least 60 days prior to the Annual WVPHA meeting for the purpose of reviewing nominations and selecting an inductee for the Hall of Fame. The nominations for inductees must be submitted 90 days prior to the annual meeting. Nominees received after the annual closing date may be retained by the Review Board for consideration the following year.
Nominations for all awards may be made by any individual or organization in West Virginia by completing a nomination form listed below and submitting it by June 27th to:
West Virginia Public Health Association
P.O. Box 11635
Charleston, WV 25339-1635
All information will be kept strictly confidential prior to the awards banquet.