2016 Nominations Now Open!

Submit your nomination online by Friday, October 14, 2016.

Please click here for nomination form.

Past Recipients

Carol Berg (2015)
Public Health Manager at UCare

Diane Winter (2014)
Director, Meeker County Public Health

Cheryl Schneider (2013)
Health & Human Services Director, Todd County

Patricia Stewart (2012)
Director of Nursing and Community Health Services Administrator, Cottonwood-Jackson Counties

Judy Voss (2011)
Associate Director of Public Health, Olmsted County Public Health Services

Ane Rogers (2010)
Director, Cass County Department of Health, Human, and Veteran’s Services

Mary Ho (2009)
Community Health Services Administrator
Rice County Public Health

Dorothy Opheim (2008)
Director, Cass County Department of Health, Human, and Veteran’s Services

Mary Wellik (2007)
Community Health Services Administrator
Olmsted County Public Health

Karen L. Nelson (2006)
Public Health Nursing Director
Wadena County Public Health Department

Mary Sheehan (2005)
Community and Family Health Div. Director
Minnesota Department of Health

Ann Bajari (2004)
Community Health Services Coordinator
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services

Nancy Bauer (2003)
Community Health Services Administrator
Multi-County Nursing

Mary McGlothlin (2002)
Community Health Services Administrator
Washington County Public Health

Lois McCarron (2001)
McCarron and Associates

Marina McManus (2000)
Community Health Services Administrator
Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services

Gayle Hallin (1999)
Assistant Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Health

Linda Olson Keller (1998)
Public Health Nursing Consultant
Minnesota Department of Health

Patricia Adams (1997)
Director Public Health Services
Dakota County Public Health Department

Patricia Rudie (1996)
Associate Director of Nursing (Retired)
Morrison County Public Health Department

Joan Janusz (1995)
Adolescent Health Coordinator
Rice County Public Health Nursing

Ruth Schuder (1994)
Public Health Director (Retired)
Itasca County Health Department

Esther Tatley (1993)
Coordinator for School Health Services
North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale School District

Ann Moorhouse (1992)
Public Health Nursing Consultant (Retired
Minnesota Department of Health

Anita Hoffmann (1991)
Public Health Nursing Director
Brown County Public Health Nursing Service

Overview
This award is to honor and recognize a public health nurse in Minnesota for outstanding leadership and contributions to public health.  The award is presented each year at the Local Public Health Association Annual Meeting in November.

Purpose: To honor and recognize a public health nurse in Minnesota for outstanding leadership and contributions to public health.

Eligibility: Public health nurses working in management or education settings.

For more information, please contact: Lorna Schmidt, LPHA Director, by email or phone 651-789-4354.

History

The Barbara O’Grady Excellence in Public Health Nursing Leadership Award was established in 1991 to recognize and honor public health nurses working in management or education settings in Minnesota for outstanding leadership and contributions to public health.  The award is administered by the Local Public Health Association of Minnesota, an organization of public health administrators, public health nursing directors, and environmental health directors that provides leadership and advocacy on behalf of public health issues.

Criteria for
nomination are:

  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in one’s nursing practice.

  • Demonstrates consistent leadership within the work setting and the external community.

  • Assures consistent caring and commitment to clients and families, work teams, and the community.

  • Demonstrates significant contribution or impact on program development.

  • Enhances the positive practice of public health (i.e. advancing knowledge, motivating others and creating a positive environment).

  • Impacts staff, students, and peer relating to their learning, practices or development.

  • Selection criteria include one or more of the following:

  • Recognize expertise and leadership in public health nursing.

  • Important contributions to advancing improvement in the health status of communities.

  • Advocacy for public health nursing.

  • Development of innovative programs in public health nursing.

  • Collaboration with health, education, social services, or other decision makers and service providers.

Click here for the nomination form.

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