BTCD Announces 2012 Most Valuable Partner Awards

At it’s Fall Partner meeting, September 25th, the Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease bestowed its annual Most Valuable Awards on those county programs who showed outstanding work in one of the 7 program areas of the Bureau.

The awards were broken into Awards of Excellence, Awards of Achievement and Awards of Merit.  Additionally one large county, one midsize county and one small county earned “Partner of the Year” honors.  The winners were:

Awards of Excellence:

Reduce Initiation of Tobacco Among Youth:

Yuma County “Building a Youth-Led Coalition to Engage Youth in Tobacco Prevention, Outreach, and Policy Change”

Laura Avilles of Yuma County Accepts this Award of Excellence

Promote Smoking Cessation and Help Smokers Quit:

Maricopa County “Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine) Outreach and Systems Change in Maricopa County”

Laurie Thomas of Maricopa County Accepts this Award of Excellence

Identify and Eliminate Tobacco-Related Disparities:

Navajo County “CDSMP Living Well”

Darcey McKee of Navajo County Accepts the Award of Excellence

Four Leading Tobacco-Related Causes of Death in Arizona:

Pinal County “Prevention IS Repetition”

Jan Vidmos of Pinal County Accepts the Award of Excellence

Outreach or Communication Event:

Cochise County “The Beginnings of the Cochise County Youth Health Coalition”

Suzanne Hagle of Cochise County Accepts the Award of Excellence

Promote Public Policies that Reduce the Impact of Commercial Tobacco Use:

Mohave County “Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Through Kingman Public Parks and Ballfields Policy Efforts”

Susan Williams of Mohave County Accepts the Award of Excellence

Awards of Achievement

Reduce Initiation of Tobacco Among Youth:

La Paz County “Operation Storefront- Decrease Tobacco Sales to Minors”

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Promote Smoking Cessation and Help Smokers Quit:

Yavapai County “ASHLine Promotion with WIC and Family Health and Wellness Staff in Yavapai County”

Leslie Horton of Yavapai County Accepts the Award of Achievement

Four Leading Tobacco-Related Causes of Death in Arizona:

Cochise County “Walk the Talk”

Suzanne Hagle of Cochise County Accepts the Award of Achievement

Outreach or Communication Event:

Pima County “Pima County SWAT Youth Summit”

Kristin Barney of Pima County Accepts the Award of Achievement

Awards of Merit:

Reduce Initation of Tobacco Amoung Youth:

Gila County “Fourteenth Annual Gila County Tobacco Free Program Youth Summit”

Christine Rocha of Gila County Accepts the Award of Merit

Four Leading Tobacco-Related Causes of Death in Arizona

Mohave County “Chronic Disease Self-Management Partners”

Susan Williams of Mohave County Accepts the Award of Merit

Outreach or Communication Event

Yuma County “Youth Coalition Efforts in the Community”

Laura Avilles of Yuma County Accepts this Award of Merit

Partner of the Year Awards:

Large County Program 2012 Partner of the Year:

Mohave County

Suzanne Hagle (left) of Cochise County and Susan Williams of Mohave County (right) accept their Partner of the Year Awards for a Midsize County Program and Large County Program respectively

Midsize County Program 2012 Partner of the Year:

Cochise County

Small County Program 2012 Partner of the Year:

Santa Cruz County

Alicia Villa of Santa Cruz County Accepts the Partner of the Year Award

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