Louise Chut Award for Program Excellence

The Louise Chut Award for Program Excellence, established in 1997, is awarded to recognize outstanding contributions made by a health education project or program.  The project/ program is recognized for the degree with which the program:  addresses key issues in public health, adheres to sound health education principles of needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation, demonstrates collaborative efforts, shows the potential for replication by other agencies, and whose project staff have demonstrated commitment to excellence in the practice of health education.

The Louise Chut Award for Program Excellence is given in honor of member emeritus, Dr. Louise Chut, a charter member of NJ SOPHE who had a long and distinguished career as both a public health practitioner and professor of health education.  Throughout her professional life, Dr. Chut made countless contributions to the practice of health education through her innovative programs and leadership to the profession.  During her tenure at Kean College of New Jersey, she mentored countless students and was an inspiration and teacher to numerous NJ SOPHE members.  Dr. Chut was the first health educator to be appointed and to serve on the New Jersey Public Health Council, where she was a steadfast supporter of the importance of health education in local public health.  In 1993, Dr. Chut was presented with the Frank Osborne Award by the New Jersey Health Officer’s Association, the association’s highest honor for distinguished lifetime service and commitment to public health.

1997A Merchant-Youth Task Force for the Tobacco Education & ControlBernards Township Health DepartmentCathy Lewis & Nancy Moore Caira
1998The Game of Life: Ocean County’s Adolescents Navigating the Health Care SystemOcean County Health DepartmentLeslie Terjesen, Daniel Regenye, & Becky Selenko
1999Use of Technology: A Unique Partnership Between a Professional Association and StudentsMontclair State UniversityBojana Beric
Madison Millennium Health WalkMadison Health DepartmentChristine Shesler and Summer Conaway
2001Amplifying Our Voices: Advocacy Training for Public Health ProfessionalsNJ SOPHE and NJPHANancy Caira, Fern Goodhart, Sue Lachenmayr, Jenna Sheinfeld

Dining Smoke-free in Essex County, New JerseyMontclair and Harrison Health DepartmentsAngela Musella and Karen Comer

Taking the Terror out of BioterrorismNJDHSS and NJ SOPHESuzanne Miro
2004HealthEASENJDHSS and Bergen County Division of Senior Services
LTBI CardNew Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center
2006ProKIDS (Keeping Individual Decisions Smart)Somerset Medical Center Community Health Department
2007Not Given
2008Mommy & Me from Birth to ThreeCentral NJ Maternal and Child Health ConsortiumStephanie Navarro
2009NJ Academy for Home VisitationPrevent Child AbuseKaren Benjamin
2010Pedestrian Safety EducationNJ Trauma Center at University HospitalIesha Suber
2011Not Given
2012Not Given
2013It’s 21 for a ReasonBernards Township Health DepartmentKaitlin Kordusky
2014Not Given
2015Not Given
2016Fight the BiteSomerset County Department of HealthMichéle Samarya-Timm, Stacey Legg, Laura Eirich

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