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Hometown Health Heroes

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. The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership has adopted the National Public Health Week theme of "Public Health is where you are" for Public Health Week in Michigan in 2022.
 
Everyone can make our communities healthier, safer and better for all. The themes for National and Michigan Public Health Week are:

Racism: A Public Health Crisis 
Public Health Workforce: Essential to our Future
Community: Collaboration and Resilience
World Health Day: Health is a Human Right
Accessibility: Closing the Health Equity Gap
Climate Change: Taking Action for Equity
Mental Wellness: Redefining the Meaning of Health

During Public Health Week in Michigan April 10 - 16, the Partnership will present its annual Hometown Health Hero award on April 13. 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 KovalJ@michigan.gov or by fax to 517-335-8392 no later than February 18, 2022.

Hometown Health Hero Award Nomination Form

To see past year's Michigan Hometown Health Heroes Health Policy Champions, see below:

2021 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2020 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2019 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2018 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2017 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2016 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2015 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2014 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2013 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2012 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2004 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes

 

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,
  • and Wayne State University.