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North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Awards Program

The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation supports the GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Awards Program, which recognizes public health workers and programs that improve the health status of children. The program honors North Carolina public health professionals and departments for innovative, creative and successful approaches to improving the lives of our younger generations. Awards are presented each year at the North Carolina Public Health Association’s Fall Educational Conference.

Nominations for the GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Awards Program may be made by anyone who has sufficient knowledge about the individual's activities or local health department’s services.

Nominations are evaluated by a selection committee made up of health care professionals. Each year the awards program focuses on a specific area of child health services delivery.

In 2018, the focus will be on outstanding collaborative programs addressing evidenced-based issues of particular significance to the community being served and working in partnership with others to help improve health outcomes for children. Including partnerships that focus on the following health problems: asthma, dental health, environmental health (healthy homes), immunizations, low-birth weight, mental health, nutrition, and substance abuse including drug alcohol and tobacco.

The selection committee will make its decisions after considering how well nominees:

  • Assessed their community's needs.
  • Obtained measurable results.
  • Efficiently used resources.
  • Used innovative approaches.
  • Collaborated with others.
  • Improved access to services.

 

Awards will be made in four categories:

The Lifetime Achievement Award

will be given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improving children’s health services through a series of achievements over a period of time. The award will consist of a monetary grant of up to $2,000 to be given to the state public health association for scholarship in the name of the award recipient.

The Individual Recognition Award

will be given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improving children’s health services through a single effort. The award will consist of a monetary grant of up to $2,000 to be given to the state public health association for scholarship in the name of the award recipient.

The Local Health Department Recognition Award

will recognize local health departments that have developed an innovative program that has produced measurable, sustainable outcomes. All local health departments, as defined by NCGS 130A-2(5) are eligible for consideration. Up to three local health departments will receive awards consisting of monetary grants of up to $5,000 to be used by the grantees for activities such as special projects, staff development or educational materials.

The Public Health Staff Recognition Award

will be given to an individual who is either a full-time or part-time employee or retiree of a local health department in recognition of outstanding service in preventive health activities in their local community. Awards will be made consisting of monetary grants of up to $1000, to be used by the grantee for activities such as special projects, personal development or educational materials

For more information about the Child Health Awards and to read about the 2017 winners click here for the Child Health Awards Booklet.

Click here to download and complete the online nomination form. Completed nominations must be received by 5:00 pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Please contact the NCPHA office if you have any questions at (919) 828-6205.

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!  Click here to read about the winners in each category.