Public Health Heroes Awards

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Want to nominate someone?

Online Nomination Submittal Form: 2024 Public Health Heroes Normination Form (will open 2/16/24)

2024 Public Health Heroes Nomination Form (PDF)

View the 2024 Press Release: coming soon

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.

The 2024 awards will be presented at the monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Health, held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18th, either in person at the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse or virtually via Zoom.

2024 Award Winners

will be announced at March 21st Board of Health meeting

2023 Award Winners

  • Cameron Botkin
  • Tonia Burkett
  • Greg Graves
  • Charlie Johnson
  • Judith Lundgren
  • Shannon Minnihan 
  • Beau Ohlgren 
  • Mark Saran
  • The Benji Project 
  • The JC MASH Free Clinic
  • The JUMP Board
  • The Jumping Mouse Children’s Center

Learn more about our previous public health heroes: 2007200820092010201120122014201520162017201820192022, 2023

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.