Public Health Heroes Awards

National Public Health Week Banner 2023

Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2023

Nominations have been closed for 2023.

View the February 13, 2023 Press Release: Jefferson County Public Health is Celebrating 2023 National Public Health Week Beginning April 3rd

Public Health Hero awards are given out every year as a way to recognize those who make a difference in the health and well-being of our community.

2022 Award Winners

  • Christie Boyd
  • David Codier RN
  • Medics and EMTs of Jefferson County 
  • Food Bank Farm and Gardens aka FoodBank Growers
  • Sarah Grossman
  • KPTZ
  • Grace Love
  • Lisa McKenzie
  • Jim Moffitt
  • Logan Stegner

Learn more about our previous public health heroes: 2007200820092010201120122014201520162017201820192022

About National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, is held each year in April and focuses on important issues in public health. More information, as well as a helpful Toolkit, can be found on the National Public Health Week website at

About Public Health Heroes

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) began honoring public health Heroes in 2007 as a way to locally celebrate National Public Health Week. The annual public health award celebration recognizes the contributions that community members make through their work or volunteerism to protect and promote the health of the citizens of Jefferson County. The public health heroes awards honor people who live or work in Jefferson County and promote public health in their daily lives.