Greetings OPHA members,

Each year the Oklahoma Public Health Association honors individuals, businesses and programs that have made special, noteworthy contributions to the field of public health in Oklahoma. We encourage all OPHA members to nominate individuals, businesses and programs for recognition for their contributions to public health this past year. 

Nominations can be submitted through Friday, July 31, 2021. Submit your nominations by e-mail to opha@opha.net, with the subject line: 2021  OPHA Award Nomination(s).

OPHA general award categories:

Exceptional Merit Award
Criteria:
Exceptional understanding of community health
Contribution of demonstrable impact on public health 
A credit to public health profession
A member of OPHA (Please confirm membership with OPHA office in  advance)

Volunteer Service Award
Criteria:
Understanding of public health service
Contributed to implementation or expansion of new or existing services
Does not receive income from any field of health care
Does not have to be a member of OPHA

Public Health Program Award
Criteria:
Provides additional service
Improves existing services
Innovative
Has a demonstrable impact on public health
Does not have to be a member of OPHA

Contribution to the Field of Public Health Award
Criteria:
Career in public health
Major impact on public health
Long-term significant contribution to the field
Does not have to be a member of OPH

Special Business Award of Excellence of Public Health
Criteria:
              Made a significant achievement in public health activities and issues
              Demonstrated quality and initiative in public health
              Demonstrated leadership and skill in advancing public health
              Does not have to be a member of OPHA

Award of Excellence for each of OPHA’s Sections and Caucuses:
Criteria:
Made a significant impact or achievement in the particular section or caucus
Demonstrated leadership and skill in the particular section or caucus

Sections/Caucuses:
Administrative Services 
Behavioral Health
Community Health Workers
Emergency Preparedness & Response 
Environmental Health 
Epidemiology & Laboratory
Gerontological Health
Health Administration & Planning 
Maternal & Child Health
Oral Health
Public Health Education & Promotion 
Public Health Nursing 
Health Equity Caucus 
Student Caucus


The awards presentation will be held virtually, September 21, 2021 during the OPHA virtual Awards Banquet.

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* 1. Name of Nominee (first and last):

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* 2. Current position title:

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* 3. Name of nominee employer:

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* 4. Award you would like the nominee to be considered for:

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* 5. Please include a brief narrative (750 words or less) to describe the reasons why the nominee is deserving of this award (please describe using above award criteria):

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* 6. Name of nominator:

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* 7. Nominator e-mail address:

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