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The Public Health Directorate of Hertfordshire County Council is arranging a conference on 22nd February 2017.

The event aims to bring together elected members, public health and environmental health professionals and partner organisations to share best practice.

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Hertfordshire Public Health Awards

Excellence in Hertfordshire Public Health Awards

The Hertfordshire Excellence in Public Health Awards identifies those who made an outstanding contribution to improving the health of Hertfordshire residents and recognises them publically. Six awards will be made annually and, from these, an overall winner will be selected to receive the Dr Joan Crawley Award for Excellence in Hertfordshire Public Health.


The following criteria will be considered:

1. Leadership: Demonstrates ongoing commitment, vision and passion in improving the health of the public

2. Outstanding Achievement: Has made significant and lasting changes in improving the health of Hertfordshire residents

3. Innovation: Has taken a novel approach and has delivered a project to improve the health of the population in Hertfordshire

4. Exemplar: Lives public health values of equity, prevention, healthy lifestyle and reducing inequalities and is a role model and example to others


Nominations are invited from District and Borough Councils, third sector organisations, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS bodies, Universities and Colleges, Elected Members, HCC directorates and professional organisations.

Click here to download the nomination form.

The proposer must submit an award nomination form outlining the contributions of the nominee. This must be received by the Public Health team by the deadline provided in the Call for Nominations.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Elected Member and Deputy Elected Member for Public Health, Localism and Libraries and up to six winners selected. The Awards will be presented at the annual Hertfordshire Public Health Conference and the winners will each receive a certificate of recognition.

The work of the nominees will be showcased at the Hertfordshire Public Health Conference and attendees at the event will be asked to vote for an overall winner who will receive the Dr Joan Crawley Award.

Dr Joan Crawley Award for Excellence in Public Health

  The award is named after Dr Joan Crawley who was the first woman Medical Officer of Health in the United Kingdom. She lived in Hertingfordbury and worked in Hertford for 40 years, initially carrying out school medical examinations and being involved in family planning and well woman clinics. She later became the Medical Officer of Health for the Hertford Rural District and started working as a GP in 1972 where she stayed until she retired when in her 70s.


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Keynote Speakers   Event

Professor Theresa Marteau,
Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit,
University of Cambridge

Professor Eugene Milne,
Director for Adult and Older Adult Health and Wellbeing,
Public Health England

Professor Wendy Wills,
Professor of Food and Public Health and Chair of the Hertfordshire public health liaison group,
University of Hertfordshire

Session themes:

- Environment and planning
- Physical Activity
- Mental Heath
- Food/Nutrition
- Older People
- Children

This event is free for all relevant professionals working in Hertfordshire, whether statutory, private or voluntary sector, places are limited so registration is essential.

Wednesday 22nd February 2017. 9.00am to 4.30pm

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, 6 Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ