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The Berrien County Health department, through it’s Board of Health, has established the annual “Friend of Public Health Award”. This award gives recognition to outstanding, significant and innovative activities and accomplishments by an individual, agency or other entity in furthering the principles of Public Health and the mission of the Berrien County Health Department.
The mission of the Berrien County Health Department is to prevent disease, prolong life, protect the health of the community, and promote an optimal quality of life for the citizens of Berrien County.
This mission is achieved through the continual evaluation of community-wide health needs, particularly where vulnerability exists; through the development of comprehensive population-based health policies, both personal and environmental; and through diligent collaboration and cooperation with all healthcare organizations and the community to provide health services.
It is hoped that a rich tradition will be developed with the implementation of this award.
The purpose of the award is to provide recognition of the recipient for worthy contributions to the health of our Community, reflecting the spirit of the Berrien County Health Departments’ Mission statement and it’s population-based approach to health care enhancement.
Eligibility is open to all individuals and organizations, whether Berrien County based or not, who have advanced the Mission of the Berrien County Health Department.
The Award, whether it be for an individual or organization, should be designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the health of the community. As it relates to public health, and more specifically local public health, recognition should be considered for outstanding, innovative, and leadership efforts relating to program or service development, delivery or administration in supporting local public health and community efforts that enhance the health status of our community. Generalized criteria to be considered include the following:
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