When public health works, the efforts behind the scenes often go unnoticed. MPHA recognized and celebrated the following individuals on October 13 at the MPHA Annual Conference and Meeting for the work they are doing to advance the public's health.
Presidents Award(Organization/Agency who has a significant statewide impact on public health)
EAT RIGHT MONTANA-
"For your individual and collaborative initiatives in promoting nutrition and physical activity across Montana."
Marlene Stellmon Award (New Public Health Worker Award)
KRISTIE SCHEEL- Missoula City-County Health Department
"Recognizing your early impact and commitment to public health through your resourcefulness, ambition, and dedication to building partnerships in your community."
Elaine M. Fordyce Award(Excellence in Prevention, Investigation, & Surveillance of Communicable Diseases )
TRIXIE SMITH- Cascade City-County Health Department “For your inspiring commitment and excellence in advancing knowledge of and improving responsiveness to communicable diseases in your community.”
Exemplary Service Awards
KRISTI AKLESTAD - Toole County Health Department “Honoring your exemplary public health service through leadership and readiness to serve local and neighboring communities in Montana.”
CLARE LEMKE - Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program “Honoring your exemplary public health service through community and organizational engagement dedicated to fostering healthy behavior in Montana.
LEIGH ESTVOLD- Lake County Health Department
"Honoring your exemplary public health service through teamwork, resilience, and contribution in multiple public health capacities."