The New Mexico Public Health Association Special Awards

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The New Mexico Public Health Association is soliciting nominations for their annual special awards to be presented during the 2015 Annual Conference at the April 1st  Awards Luncheon. These awards recognize outstanding individual and community efforts to improve public health in New Mexico . If you know any individual(s), organizations or agencies that have impressed you with his, her or their dedication to public service, or that have really made a difference in the health of New Mexicans, now is your chance to recognize them with an award!

The Larrazolo Achievement Award
For a person who has made a lifetime contribution to public health service and has made a major impact locally, statewide and/or nationally.

The Public Health Advocate Award
For an individual, agency, organization, or community that has made a positive health-related change in their community.

Phil Lynch Legislative Award
For a policy maker, advocate, or legislator in any branch of government who has actively worked with communities to improve the health of the public.

Youth Award
For a young person that has worked diligently on public health issues and who has made a difference.

Media Award
For a newspaper, radio, television, or newsletter that has consistently highlighted or brought to public attention health related issues in their reporting.

Jonathan Mann Award
For recognizing someone’s lifetime commitment to public health and social justice issues.

Volunteer Community Service Award
For recognizing a person who has volunteered in their community for many years in ways which serve the public good.

Other Special Award
This award would be for an individual or organization that has accomplished something spectacular during the year, but does not fit into any of the other categories.


These awards can go to anyone who fits any of the above descriptions, whether they work for a government agency, in a school system, a non-profit organization, the prevention arena, legal or public health profession, or are just an interested private citizen. To nominate an individual, organization, or association, please complete the attached Nomination Form and return to Sue Forster-Cox,
sforster@nmsu.edu or Satya Rao, sakrishn@nmsu.edu by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 13, 2015, or mail to NMPHA – Awards, PO Box 26433, Albuquerque, NM 87125. If you have questions about the awards please contact Satya Rao at 575-635-6265.

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Full document is also as an attachment below.

2015 NMPHA Awards Nomination Form – Final