Orginally published Jan. 03, 2012
In 2012, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will collaborate with the Partner Up! for Public Health campaign to highlight local achievements in Public Health throughout the state. The Partner Up! for Public Health Heroes program plans to recognize the work and achievements of Public Health champions over the next year.
Partner Up! for Public Health is a statewide advocacy campaign with the goal of advancing Public Health in Georgia. Partner Up! launched in the fall of 2009 and is funded by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation. As the campaign begins its third year, the goal is to create more positive messaging in order to continue to build awareness of the vital functions of Public Health.
The Partner Up! for Public Health Heroes program is designed to highlight the important work of improving the health of communities and citizens of Georgia. “We want to highlight the positive advancements in Public Health around Georgia, especially now as Georgia has established a standalone Department,” said Charles Hayslett, spokesman for the Partner Up! for Public Health campaign. “We feel there is a lot of momentum in Public Health and want to build on that.”
The program is set to launch in January 2012 with the announcement of the first round of Heroes. One of the goals in recognizing Heroes is to emphasize the vastness of Public Health. Heroes will be selected from all over the state as well as from many different sectors of Public Health. Heroes may be individuals, organizations, schools or even businesses that work to improve the health of their communities.
DPH and Partner Up! are now taking Heroes nominations. Please send submissions to Katie Mooney at Partner Up! for Public Health, KWeiser@togetherwecandobetter.com.