Michigan Public Health Week Partnership
The responsibility of public health is to protect and promote the health of communities through education, policy and assessment. Making communities safe and healthy is public health's top priority. COVID-19 has made that even more important. To be successful, public health departments need the support and action of private organizations and individuals. We still may be physically distant from each other, but now it is more important than ever to come together. That is why the Michigan Public Health Week Partnership has adopted "Building Bridges to Better Health" as the theme for Public Health Week in Michigan.
During Public Health Week in Michigan May 9-15, the Partnership will present its annual Hometown Health Hero award. The Partnership invites you to join them in celebrating Public Health Week by nominating someone for this award.
The Hometown Health Hero award has been presented each year since 2004 to individuals and/or organizations that have made significant and measurable contributions to preserve and improve their community's health. Awardees are selected solely from nominations received. The only way for someone to receive this award is to be nominated. If you know a person or organization that deserves recognition as a Hometown Health Hero for their efforts to improve the health of their community, submit a nomination by using the link below. Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 517-335-8392 no later than April 26, 2021.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Hometown Health Hero awards will not be presented in-person this year. The Partnership will publish a list of award winners during Public Health Week in Michigan May 9-15. The actual Hometown Health Hero awards will be sent directly to recipients.
To see past year's Michigan Hometown Health Heroes Health Policy Champions, see below:
The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership consists of the following organizations:
- the Michigan Association of Counties,
- the Michigan Association for Local Public Health,
- the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services,
- the Michigan Public Health Association,
- the Michigan Public Health Institute,
- Michigan State University,
- the University of Michigan School of Public Health,
- Grand Valley State University, Department of Public Health,
- Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc.,
- and Wayne State University.