Nominations should include a description of the nominee’s outstanding contributions in:
- Addressing community needs through education, practice, and/or research;
- Development and implementation of exceptional programs that engage a community to improve public health; and
- Ongoing commitment to community service as reflected in programs and initiatives that are responsive to community needs and exhibit a meaningful partnership with the community (or communities).
The types of programs appropriate for consideration may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Demonstration of the institution’s mission, vision, and core values as it relates to community engagement;
- Community service projects developed and delivered by faculty, students, practitioners, and alumni that are explicitly part of the institution’s mission;
- Innovative, scholarly, evidence-based programs that engage a community to improve health;
- Development, integration, and application of new knowledge to improve public health in the population and practice in the community;
- Scholarship that includes discovery, synthesis, integration, and application to public health practice;
- Leadership focusing institutional and community resources to prevent injuries and diseases and to respond to public health needs;
- Programs that use the unique assets and resources of the institution to address continuing educational, economic, and/or community identified needs; and
- Programs that address social justice issues in a public health-related context.