Nominations sought for 2018 Public Health awards

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Public Health & Human Services Dept. • 320 West Second Street, Suite 605 • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2096 •

Linnea Mirsch



February 8, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Westbrook, Public Health Division Director


County requests nominations for Public Health Achievement Awards

St. Louis County Public Health is seeking nominations from the public to recognize individuals or groups who have made significant effort to improve the health of residents or communities in St. Louis County. The Public Health Achievement Awards will be presented during the St. Louis County Board meeting on Tuesday, April 3, which coincides with National Public Health Week.


Winners will be selected based on their leadership, Public Health contributions, community

health improvement outcomes, collaboration and advocacy. The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, March 5.


This is the third year St. Louis County has presented Public Health Achievement Awards. Previous winners include Ruby's Pantry and Eversmiles Pediatric Dentistry in 2016; and Verne Wagner and the Diabetes Prevention Program partners (Duluth Area and Mesabi Family YMCAs and Essentia Health in Duluth and Virginia) in 2017.

More information, including a nomination form and instructions, are available online at or by calling (218) 725-5210.