WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — North Carolina’s
public health professionals today were honored with GlaxoSmithKline
Child Health Recognition Awards for improving children’s health
through a variety of programs, including school health nurses,
nutrition education, immunizations and better access to care for
at-risk families. All nominees were recognized and winners
announced at an awards ceremony in Wilmington during the North
Carolina Public Health Association’s annual meeting.
The awards program, which is overseen by the North Carolina
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, ties directly to GlaxoSmithKline’s goal
of delivering services of value, said Deirdre P. Connelly,
President, North America Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline.
“North Carolina’s public health professionals consistently
deliver effective health services to our communities in innovative,
creative, and cost-conscious ways,” she said. “We applaud them for
the value they bring to people’s lives all over the state.”
This year’s awards focus on outstanding collaborative programs
that affect the health of children in all nomination categories.
The awards, which include monetary grants, were presented in these
- The Lifetime Achievement Award, given to individuals who
have made outstanding contributions to improving children’s health
services through a series of achievements, went to Leah Devlin,
DDS, MPH; Gillings Visiting Professor, UNC Gillings School of
Global Public Health, Chapel Hill; George Greger-Holt,
MEd; Director of Student Services, Chatham County Schools,
Pittsboro; and Peter Morris, MD; Medical Director, Wake
County Human Services, Raleigh.
- The Individual Recognition Award, given to an individual
who has made an outstanding contribution to improving children’s
health services, went to Jill Kerr, FNP, MS, MPH; Family
Nurse Practitioner, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City