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The purpose of these awards is to recognize community members who have made significant contributions and demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting public health.

2015 Public Health Awards

Wednesday, May 6, 1:30 p.m.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison

Please join Public Health Staff, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin in honoring our 2015 Public Health Award Receipients.

The 2015 Public Health Award recipients are:

  • Leadership Award
    • David Gundersen, DDS, MPH, Oral Health Coalition of Dane Co. and First Choice Dental:
      For strategic leadership to improve the oral health of Dane County residents and systems of oral health care.
  • Advocacy Award:
    • Covering Kids & Families - Wisconsin:
      For working to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities by connecting people to health insurance coverage and helping them use it effectively.
  • Leadership Award
    • Jason Garlynd, MS, Vocational Horticulture Program at Oakhill Correctional Institution:
      For leadership and vision in connecting restorative justice with healthy food production.
  • Distinguished Service Award:
    • Randall Brown, MD, PhD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Family Medicine:
      For distinguished service to the community for collaboratively working to prevent addiction and reduce harm and death from opioid use.
  • Special Recognition:
    • Madison Fire Emergency Medical Services; Meriter-UnityPoint Health; UW Hospital and Clinics; and Marc Rosenthal RN, Partners in Health & UW Medical Foundation:
      For going above and beyond in Dane County's Ebola preparedness and response efforts.

A brief reception with refreshments will follow the ceremony.

2015 Public Health Awards Invitation (PDF)