This award honors an individual or laboratory 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 during the awards breakfast at the APHL Annual Meeting.