Mrs. Donna Beal, a 1998 graduate of Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a degree in health communication and education, has been selected by the Public Health Education & Health Promotion (PHEHP) section of the American Public Health Association to receive the Sarah Mazelis Award. The winners will be recognized at the PHEHP Awards Luncheon during the APHA 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans in November. The luncheon is an opportunity to recognize leaders in the field of public health who have excelled and provided examples to others through their work.
The award is given for outstanding practice in health education by someone who has been be in the field at least five years and has demonstrated measurable accomplishments and effective practices that have made an impact on the field. The late Sarah Mazelis was a superb practitioner whose keen sense of the field linked with the best of academic theory and conceptualization.
Mrs. Beal joined the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Chapter, in 2010 and is currently their vice president of Program Services & Advocacy. She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
“To be seen as a practitioner of public health on the caliber of Sarah is truly an honor,” said Mrs. Beal.