Public Health Achievement Awards



St. Louis County Board of Commissioners and the Public Health and Human Services Department recognize and honor community organizations, businesses and residents who demonstrate a commitment to improving the health of individuals, families, and communities. The Public Health Achievement Awards are presented annually. The 2023 nominations period has closed, and awards were presented during the St. Louis County Board meeting on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023.  

2023 Award Winners: 

  • Ely Community Health Center 

  • Rural Aids Action Network (RAAN) 

  • First Ladies of the Hillside 

  • Duluth City Councilor, Terese Tomanek 

To read more about this year’s recipients, click HERE.  


Award winners are chosen based on the following criteria: 

  • Leadership: Nominee has demonstrated leadership abilities through work and service.  

  • Public Health Contributions: Nominee has demonstrated originality and innovation in creating solutions to public health problems and has contributed to advancing improvement in the health status of the community through work and service.  

  • Community Health Improvement: The activities of the nominee have contributed to successful outcomes, bringing positive change, and improving the health status of the community.  

  • Collaboration: Nominee has promoted collaboration and cooperation among individuals, organizations, agencies, and the people served by the St. Louis County Public Health Division.  

  • Advocacy: Nominee has been involved in promoting health and healthy behaviors, and/or protecting the health and safety of St. Louis County residents. 



Information Specialist St. Louis County Public Health
Mara Litman
Communications Manager
Dana Kazel