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DOH-Orange seeks Nominations for Healthy Equity Hero Awards

March 09, 2018

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) seeks to recognize Health Equity Heroes in our community.  The nominee should demonstrate thorough knowledge and experience in their field, leadership skills, compassion and sensitivity, participation in activities that serve to improve the community, and a passion and dedication in working to eliminate health disparities in the community. 

Nominations are due March 30, 2018, to Art Howell at Information on the eligibility criteria and how to nominate an individual, please visit DOH-Orange’s web site: or call 407-723-5123.  Health Equity Hero Awards Nomination Form (PDF 894KB)

What is a Health Equity Hero?

It is someone who best personifies the spirit of Public Health through a commitment to accelerating health equity throughout the community. 

What is Health Equity?

Health Equity refers to the basic principle that all people, despite race/ethnicity, gender, age, religion, income, geographic location, sexual orientation or ability should have equal opportunity to resources enabling them to lead healthy lives.