Public Health Champion Awards Ceremony

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County of San Diego Announces the

2021 Live Well San Diego

20th Annual Public Health Champion Awards Ceremony

 

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is proud to announce the 2021 Live Well San Diego 20th Annual Public Health Champion Awards ceremony. This event recognizes extraordinary achievements in areas of public health service that protect and promote the health of the local population. The awards were created to honor the role of public/private collaborations that advance optimal health and wellness in the county’s diverse populations. This year’s awardees were selected to reflect the tremendous partnerships developed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This Year’s Event

As the County of San Diego continues to monitor, assess, and address the health, safety, and well-being of our community during the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2021 Live Well San Diego 20th Annual Public Health Champions Awards Ceremony was pre-recorded.

Tune in to watch the 2021 Live Well San Diego 20th Annual Public Health Champion Awards. The virtual event will be available for viewers to watch on the San Diego County News Center

Each Awardee will be recognized, and have their name added to a permanent plaque located in the County’s Health Services Complex lobby. 

The 2021 Live Well San Diego 20th Annual Public Health Champion Awards Ceremony is a program of Live Well San Diego, a long-term vision for improving the health and wellness of all San Diegans. 

This Year’s Theme

The Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards Ceremony is the County’s annual signature event during National Public Health Week. This year, the Awards Ceremony is being held virtually during the month of April to acknowledge the partners involved in the COVID-19 response.  

This year’s theme award recognizes achievements related to the 2021 National Public Health Week theme: “Building Bridges to Better Health.” Visit the National Public Health Week website for a full description of the daily themes. These themes embody the vision of Live Well San Diego and the County’s strategic mission. The daily themes include the following: 

General Criteria for Nominees

This year, candidates for the Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards are organizations from all private, public, and government or other sectors that: 

  • Work in San Diego County,
  • Exemplify exceptional achievement, longstanding excellence, outstanding leadership, and have made contributions that have advanced the community’s health; and 
  • Demonstrate achievements in protecting and promoting the health of the San Diego County population.

Specific Award Criteria for Nominees

  1. Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Award – Sector Organizations
    This award will honor organizations that have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the COVID-19 Community Sector Response.
  2. Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Award – Outreach and Contact Tracing Contractors
    This award will honor the Outreach and Contact Tracing Contractors who have helped mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 
  3. Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards – Operation Collaboration
    This award will honor Operation Collaboration partners. Operation Collaboration is a joint effort by San Diego County and over twenty fire and EMS services county-wide to help vaccinate County residents against COVID-19.
  4. Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Award – Project SAVE (Scheduling Assistance for Vaccine Equity)
    This award will honor the Project SAVE partners. Project SAVE sets aside COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people who are in the currently eligible groups and at high risk for COVID-19 complications.

 

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If you have further questions, please contact Lilly Najera at (619) 692-8412 or Lilly.Najera @sdcounty.ca.gov or Nora Bota at (858) 229-8478 or Nora.Bota@sdcounty.ca.gov

The Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards Ceremony is a component of Live Well San Diego, a long-term vision for improving the health and wellness of all San Diegans.