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Nominations Due Oct. 11 for Barbara O'Grady Award

September 13, 2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous

The Local Public Health Association of Minnesota is seeking nominations for the Barbara O’Grady Excellence in Public Health Leadership Award

This award is to honor and recognize a public health nurse in Minnesota for outstanding leadership and contributions to public health. Criteria for nomination are: Demonstrates creativity and innovation in one’s nursing practice; Demonstrates consistent leadership within the work setting and the external community; Assures consistent caring and commitment to clients and families, work teams, and the community; Demonstrates significant contribution or impact on program development; Enhances the positive practice of public health (i.e. advancing knowledge, motivating others and creating a positive environment); Impacts staff, students, and peer relating to their learning, practices or development. Selection criteria include one or more of the following: Recognized expertise and leadership in public health nursing; Important contributions to advancing improvement in the health status of communities; Advocacy for public health nursing; Development of innovative programs in public health nursing; Collaboration with health, education, social services, or other decision makers and service providers. Use the link below to submit your nomination online and for more information about the award, including a list of past award recipients. Nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2019.

More information and Nomination Form

Local Public Health Association of Minnesota


Kari Oldfield, LPHA Director (651-789-4354, koldfield@mncounties.org)


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