Billi Odegaard Public Health Genius Awards
Save the Date: The 2013 Genius Awards will be held on October 25, 2013.
Each year at our Annual Billi Odegaard Public Health Genius Awards event, OPHI celebrates our public health colleagues in each of the following award categories:
- Lifetime Excellence
- Emerging Leader
- Exceptional Group
The annual Genius Awards recognize individuals and groups who labor tirelessly, usually “behind the scenes,” to make the places where Oregonians live, work, learn and play support optimum health of individuals and communities. Often the work of the awardees is focused on Oregon’s most vulnerable residents who suffer multiple disparities in health outcomes.
Past awardees have included some well-known and recognized individuals, including Thomas Aschenbrener (NWHF) and Oregon State Representative Mitch Greenlick. All award recipients are extremely effective health advocates and change agents in their local communities in the state’s rural eastern, central, southern, and coastal regions. All of them have done amazingly creative, innovative and effective prevention work that help us all live more healthful and fulfilling lives.
We hope you are able to help OPHI celebrate and recognize those who have made significant impacts in public health.