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Bourne Award Nomination

David E. Bourne Award

The Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) Awards committee is accepting nominations for the David E. Bourne Award. Any member of APHA may nominate individuals for this award. The award recipient will be selected based on the strength of the nomination as judged by the criteria below. Awards will be presented during the annual APHA Conference in April 2020.

Click here to view rubric that will guide selection.

The deadline for nomination submissions has been extended to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 

Submit nomination using form below.


The Dr. David E. Bourne Public Health Award was established in 2011 to recognize public health policy achievement exemplified in the life and works of a distinguished public health advocate.

Nominations that do not address all questions and meet the criteria will not be considered. Answers do not have to be long but should be as specific as possible.

About you (nominator)
First Name *
Last Name *
About the person you are nominating:
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Tell us how the nominee represents public or non-profit professionals with experience as a community organizer or advocate, journalist, scientist, physician, nurse, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist, lawyer, or environmentalist.
Tell us how the nominee is an innovative and forward thinking advocate for public health policy direction.
Tell us how the nominee is a humanitarian who has shown a passion for improving the health of the underserved with a voice of the less fortunate.
Tell us how the nominee’s achievement was performed in a professional manner without regard for self-acclaim or recognition.
Please provide supporting documentation such as letters of support from colleagues, copies of reports, newspaper articles, tabulations, statistics, etc.). The more support you can provide, the better.
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