Awards

The UPHA Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the following awards. The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5pm on Friday March 20, 2020.

UPHA recognizes the outstanding efforts of organizations and individuals in the community that work hard to improve the lives of Utahns. These organizations and individuals are true leaders of the public's health.  If you know of someone, in your organization or elsewhere, who has excelled at providing public health awareness, knowledge, or implementing a program in the community, now is the time to recognize their efforts by nominating them for one of these awards.  Award recipients are announced and presented during the Awards Luncheon at the Annual Public Health Conference for Utah.

Beatty Award – The Beatty Award is the most distinguished award given by UPHA. Each year, the Beatty Award is presented to a UPHA Member who is in good standing and who has made a significant contribution to public health in Utah.  Past Beatty Award Winners

Public Health Hero – The three categories for the Public Health Hero awards are: An individual from the community; a public health employee; and a group, organization, or project. We award one from each category.

Rising Star Award – This award is given to an individual who demonstrates leadership in the public health field. Individuals nominated for this award should be making a significant contribution to the advancement of health within a community or to the knowledge and practice in the public health field. Nominees should be new to public health, having worked in this area for no more than 3 years.

Youth Award – This award is presented annually to a youth group that has made a significant contribution to address a serious public health problem.

Photos: 2019 Award Winners (left); 2019 Beatty Award Winner, Teresa Garrett (right)