Each year the PHA honours an individual or group's contribution to public health action through our prestige public health awards.
Nominations are open now. Complete our online nomination form.
Public Health Champion
The Public Health Champion Award is to recognise and profile the outstanding contribution by an individual to public health.
The criteria for the award are:
Nominees may be well known in a local community or be a well-known national public figure. Nominees do not need to be members of the PHA, but priority will be given to nominations by members.
In 2016, Anna Reed and Catherine Healey (pictured above) shared the award. They were recognised for their consistent and courageous leadership in advocacy for the rights of sex workers and the promotion of sexual health nationally and internationally.
Tū Rangatira mō te Ora award
The Māori Public Health Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award is presented annually to a person or rōpu who demonstrate leadership in hauora Māori.
The Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award has been awarded since 2010. It recognises the commitment made by nominees to hauora Māori.
The Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award is an opportunity to recognise people who have worked with Māori communities, as well as people who have taken more prominent roles within whānau, hapū and/or iwi including within marae.
The nominee does not need to be a PHA member; however we do encourage membership to the PHA.
In 2016, Metiria Turei (Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ati hau nui a Paparangi, Rangitane, Raukawa) received the Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award for her work advocating to reduce child poverty and social inequities.
The Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award has been awarded since 2010.