New Jersey Society for Public Health Education
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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 to which the program:
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 many 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.
2018 winner Jennifer Smith (center) for the “NJ Hot Shots for Tots” Immunization Campaign.
|2018||NJ Hot Shots for Tots Immunization Campaign||New Jersey Department of Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Program||Jennifer Smith|
|2016||Fight the Bite||Somerset County Department of Health||Michéle Samarya-Timm, Stacey Legg, Laura Eirich|
|2013||It’s 21 for a Reason||Bernards Township Health Department||Kaitlin (Kordusky) Cartoccio|
|2010||Pedestrian Safety Education||NJ Trauma Center at University Hospital||Iesha Suber|
|2009||NJ Academy for Home Visitation||Prevent Child Abuse||Karen Benjamin|
|2008||Mommy & Me from Birth to Three||Central NJ Maternal and Child Health Consortium||Stephanie Navarro|
|2006||ProKIDS (Keeping Individual Decisions Smart)||Somerset Medical Center Community Health Department|
|2005||LTBI Card||New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center|
|2004||HealthEASE||NJDHSS and Bergen County Division of Senior Services|
|2003||Taking the Terror out of Bioterrorism||NJDHSS and NJ SOPHE||Suzanne Miro|
|2002||Dining Smoke-free in Essex County, New Jersey||Montclair and Harrison Health Departments||Angela Musella and Karen Comer|
|2001||Amplifying Our Voices: Advocacy Training for Public Health Professionals||NJ SOPHE and NJPHA||Nancy Caira, Fern Goodhart, Sue Lachenmayr, Jenna Sheinfeld|
|2000||Madison Millennium Health Walk||Madison Health Department||Christine Shesler and Summer Conaway|
|1999||Use of Technology: A Unique Partnership Between a Professional Association and Students||Montclair State University||Bojana Beric|
|1998||The Game of Life: Ocean County’s Adolescents Navigating the Health Care System||Ocean County Health Department||Leslie Terjesen, Daniel Regenye, & Becky Selenko|
|1997||A Merchant-Youth Task Force for the Tobacco Education & Control||Bernards Township Health Department||Cathy Lewis & Nancy Moore Caira