2017 Population Health Heroes Award

Apply Here to Receive a New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Hero Award


The Department’s Office of Population Health is sponsoring the Commissioner’s Population Health Heroes Awards Program. The awards will recognize projects that have made a difference in New Jersey residents’ lives. A representative of the project will receive the Hero Award.

Examples may include (but are not limited to):

  • Collaborations among diverse groups that improve access to healthy food or physical activity such as farmers’ markets, community gardens, Breakfast After the Bell, Complete Streets, Safe Routes to Schools, or restoration of parks or other recreational space through the Green Acres program
  • Implementation of a community-based educational program that simplifies managing through a chronic condition
  • A school district that partners with a community-based organization or a local transportation authority to improve accessible walking paths for students 
  • Improvements in follow-up care or access to healthy food/physical activity facilitated by technology, practice, or a system such as telehealth, mobile vans or workplace wellness efforts
  • Collaborations that promote inclusion and maintenance of vulnerable residents in their communities  

Awards will be given in six categories: 

  • Individual/Clinician; Municipal/County Organization/Coalition;
  • Health Care Provider Institution;
  • Community/Faith Based Organization; 
  • Private Sector Institution/Organization and
  • Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration.

Complete and Submit Application and corresponding attachments by March 22, 2017 to PopulationHealth@doh.nj.gov


Winners will be announced at the 2017 Population Health Summit in June 2017.

Submissions that are not focused primarily on a New Jersey–based population will not be considered. Only programs which are active or completed within the past year will be considered. 


Please send all questions to PopulationHealth@doh.nj.gov.

Last Reviewed: 2/17/2017