Public Health Hero Awards

Public Health Hero awards are given out every year as a way to recognize those who make a difference in the health and well-being of our community.

2015 Award Winners


  • Jefferson County Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Jumping Mouse Children's Center (JMCC)

Healthiest Nation 2030


Let's make America the healthiest nation in 1 generation.

Every Year Public Health week is celebrated nationally and local Jefferson County Heroes are nominated. In celebration of National Public Health Week (April 6 to 12, 2015), an initiative of the American Public Health Association, the Jefferson County Board of Health is proud to announce its 2015 Public Health Heroes:
  • Jefferson County NFP
  • JMCC
The 2015 National Public Health Week theme is "Healthiest Nation 2030, let's make America the healthiest nation in 1 generation." This year's theme focuses on transforming the way our country approaches health, with greater attention placed on prevention and wellness. Based on this theme, the Board of Health honored JMCC and NFP for providing critical services to the youngest members of our community to improve health outcomes.

About JMCC


JMCC transforms children's lives by providing expressive mental health therapy for as long as necessary. JMCC nurtures each child's healthy development and supportive relationships at home and in the community. More information is available on the JMCC website or by contacting Kris Becker, Executive Director, by calling 360-379-5109, ext. 102.

About NFP


NFP helps transform the lives of first-time moms and their babies. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. More information is available on the NFP page or by contacting Yuko Umeda, Jefferson County Public Health, by calling 360-385-9416.

About National Public Health Week


National Public Health Week, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, is held each year in April and focuses on important issues in public health. More information, as well as a helpful Healthiest Nation 2030 Partner Toolkit can be found on the National Public Health Week website.

About Public Health Heroes


Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) began honoring public health Heroes in 2007 as a way to locally celebrate National Public Health Week. The annual public health award celebration recognizes the contributions that community members make through their work or volunteerism to protect and promote the health of the citizens of Jefferson County. The public health heroes awards honor people who live or work in Jefferson County and promote public health in their daily lives.

Public Health hero awards are given in the following categories:
  • Business
  • Community Member
  • Community-Based Organization
  • Jefferson County Employee
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Young Heroes

Public Health Leadership Award


Jefferson County established the Public Health Leadership Award that honors those in our community who have worked unceasingly to create policy solutions that assure, promote, and protect health for every member of the community.

Learn more about our previous public health heroes.