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The awards process is the single most important means that WPHA has for recognizing those who have made significant contributions to public health in Wisconsin. Awards can be nominated at any time throughout the course of the year, but will be presented during the Annual Public Health Conference, Public Health in Practice, or a regional event (or other coordinated event in the year). Please fill out the Nomination Form below. The 2020 Awards are now closed. Virtual recognitions are being planned later thsi summer and fall.

Questions regarding the awards process or criteria for selection may be directed to either of the Awards Committee co-chairs.

Please view Awards Descriptions here.

Awards Committee co-chairs
: Fauzia Osman or Melissa Lemke.

Congratulations to the 2020 Awards Recipients


Presidential Citation

Lilliann M. Paine, MPH

Carol Graham Lifetime Achievement 

Geoffrey R. Swain, MD, MPH

Distinguished Service to Public Health 

Kurt Eggebrecht, M.Ed., MCHES

Distinguished Service to Public Health 

Tim Ringhand, RN, MPH

Spirit of Public Health Award

Anneke Mohr, MPH, MSW                    

Spirit of Public Health Award
Markayle Schears

 No Picture AvailableExcellence in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Rhonda Christians, PHN, RHN

» 2019 Award Winners
» 2018 Award Winners

» 2016 Award Winners

» 2015 Award Recipients

» 2014 Award Recipients 

» 2013 Award Recipients

» Past Award Recipients

Awards Nomination Form


Please enter information only on the nominee below

Please fill out the nominator information below

Be very specific and provide detailed information below as to how the nominee meets the criteria. Supporting documentation can also be submitted.

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