2011 Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is soliciting nominations for the 2011 Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health. This award recognizes the contributions of public health professionals and health care services in improving the health status of Californians.
Exemplifies dedication and accomplishment in improving the health status of Californians;
Demonstrates an ability to work collaboratively and provide leadership within the public health and health service delivery communities;
Uses creative methods to promote essential public health services; and
Demonstrates sensitivity to addressing the needs of special populations and reducing disparities in health care and health outcomes.
In your nomination letter, please include the following information about your nominee:
Brief description of why you nominated him/her
A copy of your nominee’s C.V. or résumé (this is helpful, but is not required.)
The Beverlee A. Myers award is presented each year to an individual who has exhibited outstanding leadership and accomplishments in public health in California. Established in 1993 in honor of the late Beverlee A. Myers, the award reflects the leadership and dedication to all aspects of public health improvement exemplified throughout her 25-year career, which included her service as the Director of the California Department of Health Services from 1978 to 1983.
A selection committee, consisting of the Interim Director and Chief Deputy Directors of CDPH, will review the nominations and select a winner. This year’s award recipient will be recognized at an awards ceremony, scheduled for April 7, 2011, during Public Health Week.
The Beverlee A. Myers Award will be presented to the public health professional that best portrays the following characteristics:
All nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011. If you nominate more than one person, each nominee requires a separate nomination letter.
Please submit nominations to:
Office of Public Affairs
California Department of Public Health
MS 0502, P.O. Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Please take the time to recognize our colleagues for their outstanding public health accomplishments.
Past Recipients of the Beverlee A. Myers Award
1993 Caswell A. Evans, Jr., DDS, MPH, Assistant Director of Health Services, Los Angeles County Health Department
1994 Carl L. Smith, MD, MPH, Former Alameda County Health Officer
1995 Joseph M. Hafey, MPA, Executive Director, Western Consortium for Public Health
1996 Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, Former Director, Department of Health Services
1997 Henrick L. Blum, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
1998 Helen Rodriguez-Trias, MD, Co-Director, Pacific Institute of Women’s Health
1999 Sandra R. Hernández, MD, Chief Executive Officer, The San Francisco Foundation
2000 Claire Brindis, Dr. P.H., Institute for Health Policy Studies, UC San Francisco
2001 Milton Roemer, MD and Ruth Roemer, JD, World Health Organization
2003 Bernard S. Weintraub, MD, MPH, Secretary, US Public Health Foundation
Sarah Gomez Erlach, RN, BSN, MPH, Chief, DHS Primary Health Services Unit
2005 Robert K. Ross, MD, President & CEO, The California Endowment
2006 Gary W. Erbeck, MPH, REHS, Director of the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health
2007 Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH, MA, MBA, Director,
Department of Public Health and Health Officer, Los Angeles County
2008 Wendelin M. Slusser, MD, MS, FAAP, Co-director of the UCLA Community Health and Advocacy Training
Program for Pediatric Residents, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA, and attending physician at
Venice Family Clinic
2009 Mitchell H. Katz, MD, Director San Francisco Department of Public Health
2010 Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD, Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine;
Principal Investigator, California Smokers’ Helpline