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The 13th annual Live Well San Diego (http://livewellsd.org/) Public Health Champion Awards were presented Friday by the
"These award winners are true community heroes and they have worked so hard to improve the health and safety of
This year's awards recognize achievements related to the 2014 National Public Health Week theme--Public Health: Start Here! The Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards were created to recognize public and private partnerships and the ongoing collaboration to improve overall health and wellness of the county's diverse populations.
"These public health professionals are guiding individuals and communities through the many changes of the public health system," said
The awards have been presented every year and are part of Live Well San Diego (http://livewellsd.org/), the County's ongoing initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of area residents.
"These awards showcase the work of our public health partners and the collaboration taking place with local governments, businesses and the overall community," said HHSA Director
The 2014 Live Well San Diego Public Health Champions Awards recipients are:
Stuckhardt has worked in the public health arena for over 30 years. Her achievements include initiating and managing Share the Care, an initiative between HHSA, the
Individual Award: Dr.
Dr. Hill specializes in preventive medicine and has worked in public health for 34 years. She holds multiple positions at UC San Diego, including director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program and Medical Director for the Refugee Health Assessment Program. Dr. Hill has championed many public health causes, including breast cancer screening and prevention, cardiovascular risk reduction, exercise and physical activity.
Founded in 1982, IBACH is a non-profit research institute that promotes research and academic programs on behavioral science principles and their relation to medicine and health care. IBACH is part of the
Northgate Gonzalez Markets -
Northgate Gonzalez Markets was the first local business to be a Live Well San Diego partner (http://www.countynewscenter.com/news/county-names-northgate-first-live-well-san-diego-businessDon Miguel Gonzalez and
Slade is the Senior Pastor at
Drinkwater works as a Healthcare Provider Outreach Associate for the supplemental nutrition program of the American Red Cross Women, Infants and Children. A registered dietician, Drinkwater has worked for 36 years to improve nutrition on a community and individual level and serves on the Live Well San Diego North Central Leadership Team.
For the past 15 years, Jones has served as the Executive Director of
Senior Community Centers - Aging and Independence Services
Established in 1974, Senior Community Centers provides housing, health, meals, education and social services to diverse older adults throughout the county. Senior Community Centers includes several housing complexes which offer opportunities for gardening as well as supportive services for residents. Senior Community Centers is expected to deliver a total of over 550,000 meals this year.
Founded in 1982, the mission of the Alzheimer's
Dr. Stoskopf is the director of the
Established in 1870, SDCMS is a non-profit organization of doctors which help other doctors. They help each other solve problems, save money, stay informed, build community, influence legislation and protect patients. Its mission is to act independently -- as well as jointly with the
Fifteen local individuals and organizations were honored for their contributions to improving the health and well-being of area residents and communities.
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