The Joseph Jabailly Public Health Hero Award was created by the Larimer County Board of Health, in honor and in memory of Dr. Jabaily, a Loveland neurologist and community board member, volunteer, and activist who died tragically in a charity bicycle race in 2004. Joe was running for the state legislature at the time, hoping to improve public health, health care, and educational problems in our state.
Public health focuses on protecting and improving the health of entire communities — not just individuals — by supporting policies that promote health, tracking health risks and working to reduce them, enforcing health regulations, offering assistance to persons at high health risk, especially children and their families, facilitating access to needed health services, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
A nominee for this award should be a person or group who:
The nominee does not have to be an individual; it could be a group or an organization.
The nominee does not have to be a public health professional; it could be a volunteer, legislator, or other community leader.
Nominations must be submitted in writing, either online or on a printed form to be mailed in. Current employees of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and current Board of Health members are not eligible to be nominated.
Nominations can be submitted online below or on a printed form to be mailed in or emailed to BOH@larimer.org. Current employees of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and current Board of Health members are not eligible.
Nominations for the Award must be received, by online application or by mail, no later than 5 pm, Sunday, May 30, 2017. Nominations should not exceed two pages and only one nomination per person will be accepted.
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