MPHA’s Director of Policy and Communications, Maddie Ribble, was recognized as the 2014 Hillard Award recipient by the Metropolitan Health Officer’s Association (MHOA). Maddie was recognized for his expertise on legislative matters and willingness to guide MHOA’s Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH) on policy and lobbying initiatives. In presentation of the award, Maddie’s political savvy and work done at MPHA to help public health practitioners across the state improve health care and advocate for public health spending at the state level was noted. Additionally, his humble leadership capabilities and dedication to the betterment of the public health system as a whole were highlighted. We thank CLPH’s Robin Chapell for her kind words and MHOA for recognizing the hard work and dedication we see from Maddie every day.
The Hillard Award is given annually in honor of the late Curtis Hillard, one of the founders of the Metropolitan Health Officer’s Association. The award is given to someone who demonstrates his concern for the advancement of public health programs to the benefit of citizens and assists in the delivery of health programs to fulfill these expectations.