This award honors an individual or laboratory staff outside of the APHL membership that makes significant contributions to the advancement of public health laboratory science and/or practice. The award is appropriate for a variety of people or agencies and will recognize support provided to meet critical needs in public health laboratories; this award could potentially be given to public health program leaders, state health officials, or federal agencies who (for example):
- Are nationally recognized leaders in the field of public/environmental health
- Build consensus on emerging/challenging issues
- Have made significant contributions to the advancement of public/environmental health laboratory science/practice
The above are examples to help the nominators frame their response and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of potential attributes that describe the successful nominee for this category. Formal recognition for this award will take place at the virtual awards show during the
APHL Annual Conference.