RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation is seeking nominations for local health departments, public health staff, and individuals who have improved the health of North Carolina's children through innovative, collaborative programs. Awards of up to $2,000 will be presented to the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) for scholarships in the name of the recipients of the Lifetime and Individual awards. Grants will be presented to Health Departments and Public Health Staff awardees.
Nominations for the following categories are due by 5:00 pm Thursday, May 31, 2012:
- Individual Recognition Award, given to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to improving children's health services through a single effort;
- Lifetime Achievement Award, given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improving children's health services over a period of time;
- Public Health Staff Recognition Award, given to an employee of local health departments to recognize outstanding service in preventive health activities; and
- Local Health Department Recognition Award, given to health departments that have developed innovative programs producing measurable, sustainable outcomes.
A ceremony honoring recipients will be held at the New Bern Convention Center in New Bern on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, as part of North Carolina Public Health Association's annual meeting. To share best practices, experiences and innovations, an awards booklet is produced annually. NCPHA will manage the awards program nominations, and nominations are due to the NCPHA, 3000 Industrial Drive, Suite 140, Raleigh, NC, 27609, by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Contact Jennifer Park at [email protected] or (919) 828-6205, or Dawn Rogers at [email protected] or (919) 483-9126, if you need more information.
About The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Based in Research Triangle Park, the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation supports programs that promote the sciences, health, and education. Since its creation in 1986, the Foundation has granted $58.4 million to support North Carolina projects and programs that meet the educational needs of today's society and of future generations. Follow us on Twitter @NCGSKFound.
Follow us on Twitter @NCGSKFound
SOURCE North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation