WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Real life heroes don’t usually wear capes or masks. Rather, they are regular people -- and organizations -- who often do selfless things to tackle public health problems.
If you know anyone who should be considered for recognition, the Westchester County Board of Health is looking for 2013 Distinguished Public Health Service Award nominees.
The award is presented annually in recognition of Public Health Week, which occurs in April, “To a person or community-based organization that shows commitment to public health, and has served the community with distinction in the past year,” according to a news release by the county.
Nominations for this year’s award will be accepted until Feb. 8.
“Recipients of the Distinguished Public Health Service Award are all remarkable people who have made great impacts to public health in Westchester,” said Douglas Aspros, president of the Westchester County Board of Health. “As individuals and community agencies, they have recognized the mission of public health and have responded with creativity and generosity to assist the Board of Health in accomplishing its mission to promote public health in Westchester.”
Past recipients of the award include: The Westchester Cares Action Program, 2012; The Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley, 2011; Westchester Jewish Community Services Young Parents Achieve Program, 2010; African American Men of Westchester, Inc., 2009; Reverend Hugh Farrish and the Port Chester/Town of Rye Council of Community Services, 2008; and the Rye YMCA Activate America Program, 2007.
Click here for more information, or to obtain a nomination form, visit the Westchester County Department of Health’s website at or call (914) 813-5000.