Congratulations to all of the honorees at last night's annual APHA Public Health Awards Reception & Ceremony. During the event, public health practitioners were recognized for their perseverance, advocacy, innovation and dedication to the health of all. It was another night of public health passion in action!
Above photos from top to bottom: Howard Koh, former U.S. assistant secretary for health and currently a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, accepts the Sedgwick Memorial Medal, APHA's most prestigious and oldest award that recognizes distinguished service to public health; outgoing APHA President Joyce Gaufin presents former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders with the Presidential Citation; XinQi Dong, of Rush University's Institute for Healthy Aging, accepts the APHA Award for Excellence, which honors meritorious contributions to health; past APHA President Deborah Klein Walker, right, presents Nancy Stoller, faculty at the University of California-Santa Cruz, with the Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace; and APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin presents this year's Help Us Help Them donation — of more than $30,000! — to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. Photos by Jim Ezell, courtesy EZ Event Photography