Nominate Your Public Health Hero!

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is currently accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the 20th Annual Awards Breakfast on June 3, 2022. Nomination deadline is February 4, 2022. The MPHA Spring Awards Breakfast is the signature event of the year for the public health community to come together to salute our partners, celebrate our accomplishments, reconnect with colleagues, and get energized for public health advocacy going forward!

All proceeds from the event will go to support MPHA’s mission of eliminating health inequities and creating healthy communities for all.  

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Nominations will be accepted for the following awards: 

Paul Revere Award 
The Paul Revere Award is MPHA’s highest honor and is reserved for those who have made an outstanding impact on public health in the Commonwealth. The recipient of this award shall have made a significant contribution to the promotion and development of public health in Massachusetts, as well as consistently demonstrated initiative, ability, leadership, and conscientiousness in his or her work in the field.

Local Public Health Leadership Award
For long term service working directly in municipal local public health. The recipient of this award shall have contributed their efforts to a more equitable, efficient, and effective local public health system. Special consideration will be given to those working in contexts of few resources and great need.

Lemuel Shattuck Award
Awarded to a person who has made or is making a significant contribution to the field of public health. The choice for this award should be based on actual major contributions to the betterment of public health practice. The recipient shall be/have been living and/or working in New England for the greater part of his or her career.

Alfred Frechette Award 
Presented to anyone under the age of 40 that has developed an innovative, unique, and original program and shows leadership and promise in the public health field in Massachusetts.

Public Health Leadership in Medicine Award 
For extraordinary commitment to bringing public health principles and partnerships into the practice of medicine.

Corporate Citizenship in Public Health Award 
For leadership and commitment to integrating public health values into business practice.







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Thank you for your nomination! MPHA board and staff will review the nominations and announce the award recipients in late Winter. We will contact you if we have any additional questions about your nomination. Please contact Events Manager Alexa Piacenza with any questions about the nomination process or the Awards Breakfast at apiacenza@mapublichealth.org or (857) 263-7072, x114.