Harvey Wallace received the 2008 Hageman Award from the National Association of Local Boards of Health at its annual convention July 23 in Madison, Wis. The award is given annually to a member of a local board of health “whose work on behalf of public health most exemplifies the commitment, vision and energy exhibited by Everett I. Hageman, founding member of NALBOH Board of Trustees.” 

            Wallace is head of the health, physical education and recreation department at Northern Michigan University. He is a 20-year member of the Marquette County Board of Health and past president of the Michigan Association for Local Public Health. He also has served more than a decade as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on projects related to improving state and local health departments. These include performance standards and the current effort of developing a national voluntary accreditation program.

            The Revere Bowl award received by Wallace symbolizes the commitment of volunteer citizens across the country to the protection of the public’s health through service on local boards of health. The first was established in 1779 in Boston, Mass., with Paul Revere as its president.

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Kristi Evans
News Director