Department: Health & Environment
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014
The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is taking nominations for the eighth Joseph Jabaily Public Health Hero Award. The Jabaily award was created by the Larimer County Board of Health in honor and in memory of Dr. Joseph Jabaily, a
The award honors an individual or group who has contributed in an extraordinary way to public health in Larimer County or has made an outstanding contribution to public health in Larimer County over time. Nominations must be submitted in writing, either online or on a PDF file from the award website at http://www.larimer.org/boards/public_health_hero.cfm Nominations are due by 5 PM, Monday, March 31, 2014.
Individual criteria for nominees are:
§ Nominees must either live or work in
§ Nominee does not need to be a public health professional (could be a judge, a volunteer, a teacher etc).
§ Nominations can be either for an individual or a team effort.
§ Nominee cannot be a current employee of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment or a current Board of Health member.
At the time of his death Jabaily was running on an unaffiliated ticket for the
Former recipients of the award are environmental scientist Frank Vertucci, Ph.D., 2006; local obstetrican/gynecologist Larry Kieft, MD, 2007; Jane Higgins, MD, physician at
“We still miss Joe’s presence and commitment to public health,” said Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.
“This award helps honor that same selfless spirit in others.”
For more information, visit www.larimer.org/health. Or, call 970-498-6700.