IPHA Awards

Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) recognizes those who have dedicated their careers to the advancement of public health and health equity. That process begins with members nominating colleagues and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and service in public health.

The 2022 awards are intended to recognize work across the spectrum of what makes up today’s public health workforce and partners. Scroll down to see the categories. They are inspired by the legacy awards presented in the past (previous awards and honorees).

We’ll be recognizing awardees at our awards reception, which will be held jointly with the University of Iowa College of Public Health on Tuesday, May 3 following the 1st day of PHCI at Scheman Auditorium. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Let’s celebrate together!

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Award Categories

Emerging Leader Award (could include students and young professionals)

Recognizes an individual who has exhibited public health leadership in Iowa through advocacy, community involvement and/or program innovation as a student or early career professional.

Partner of the Year Award

Recognizes an organization, agency, or business beyond traditional public health settings that has contributed to the health of Iowans. Nominees should be organizations that have engaged in successful cross-sector collaboration, developed shared goals, leveraged funding and investments, and/or empowered communities.

Health Equity Advocate of the Year Award

Recognizes individuals or groups that have made significant contributions to improving health equity in Iowa through education, advocacy, systems change, and/or program innovation.

IPHA Change-Maker Award

Recognizes an individual of outstanding innovation and impact on preventing disease and promoting health equity in Iowa. It honors systems-change work that aligns with the principles of Public Health 3.0.

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