Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has issued a call for nominations for the inaugural Public Health Champion Awards. The award has been created as part of celebrations marking the 125th Anniversary of public health in Toronto.
The award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting and promoting the health of Toronto's residents. Nominations will be adjudicated by a committee of the Board of Health based on demonstrated achievement in one or more of four areas:
- Providing leadership in efforts to reduce health inequalities
- Fostering collaboration to improve the health of the population
- Building community capacity through innovative health promotion strategies
- Achieving impact by acting as a catalyst for change
Nominations are open until July 11. Nomination forms and eligibility guidelines are available on the City's web site at http://www.toronto.ca/health.