Nominations sought for 2020 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 4, 2020


Amy Westbrook, Public Health Division Director



County seeks 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 14.


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 Wednesday, March 11.


This is the fifth year St. Louis County has presented Public Health Achievement Awards. Previous winners include:

2019: Dr. Laura Palombi, the Ely Community Care Team, Dementia Friendly Duluth, and Ashley Grimm

2018: The Rutabaga Project, and Heather Hemphill Keely

2017: Verne Wagner, and the Diabetes Prevention Program partners (Duluth Area and Mesabi Family YMCAs and Essentia Health in Duluth and Virginia) 

2016: Ruby's Pantry, and Eversmiles Pediatric Dentistry 


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