Hometown Health Hero Nominations

The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership joins the American Public Health Association in celebrating National Public Health Week in April 2018. The theme for National Public Health Week is “Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together.”

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To ensure this outcome, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play impacts each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. This year we focus on the following five areas of public health:

Behavioral Health, advocate for and promote well-being

Communicable Diseases, learn about ways to prevent disease transmission

Environmental Health, help to protect and maintain a healthy planet

Injury and Violence Prevention, learn about the effects of injury and violence on health

Ensuring Health Equity, advocate for everyone’s right to a healthy life

The Hometown Health Hero award is presented annually to individuals and organizations that have  made significant contributions to preserve and improve their community’s health in the focus areas listed above. Awardees are selected from nominations received by you. The only way for someone to receive this award is to be nominated. What person or organization in your community deserves this statewide recognition? Submit the nomination form below by March 9, 2018, by email or fax. Nominate them today!

Hometown Health Hero awards will be presented at the State Capitol on April 18, 2018, at 11:30 am.

Submit your nomination to Jim Koval by fax (517-335-8392) or email (kovalj@michigan.gov)  

Nominations are due by February 28, 2018.