Nominate a health care leader for the 2020 Excellence in Health Promotion Awards

**Nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Health Promotion Awards are now closed.**

Do you know an individual or group that has enhanced the health or safety of their community? Let everyone know and nominate them for the the Doctors of BC Excellence in Health Promotion Awards - now in its 20th year. 

The deadline to submit nominations is 4 PM Friday, November 27, 2020. 

What are the Excellence in Health Promotion Awards?

These awards are presented annually by Doctors of BC to recognize and celebrate those who work tirelessly and passionately on meaningful initiatives. They are individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations in our communities that work to make our province a healthier, safer place to live. They devote time and energy to ensuring vulnerable populations have access to the health care they need, the isolated are engaged in community events, and the young actively participate in health promotion initiatives, among many others.

Who is eligible?

Any individuals or group, non-profit, or corporation that has demonstrated a concern for health and safety through specific actions and/or initiatives that:

  • Exemplify creativity and initiative to improve and protect the health and safety of British Columbians
  • Have results bringing about measurable change with the potential for positive, long-term improvement. 

How do I nominate someone?

Please complete and submit the Nomination Form and supporting documents to:
Patrick Higgins / Council on Health Promotion

Fax: 604 638 2917
Mail: Doctors of BC 
Attention: Patrick Higgins / Council on Health Promotion 
#115 -1665 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 5A4 

All nomination forms must include:

  1. 1. Completed nomination form, including the signature of either the person being nominated, or a representative of the company or organization that is nominated. 
  2. 2. A concise 2-page summary of the health promotion initiative including: 
  • a) What the initiative is 
  • b) Why the initiative was necessary 
  • c) Target audience 
  • d) Goals and Objectives 
  • e) Expected Outcomes 
  • f) How success was measured 
  1. 3. Any relevant examples of materials related to the health promotion initiative being nominated.

How are the winners selected?

A volunteer selection committee comprised of physicians and administrators reviews and selects the winning entry for each category

When are the awards presented?

Given the extraordinary circumstances of this year, our Awards Gala and Banquet Dinner will not be held.  Instead we will be putting together a printed Awards document that will encompass the recipients from all the Awards given out this year by Doctors of BC.  Recipients will still receive a sculptured glass award, and be recognized in their local newspaper and in the BC Medical Journal.

If you have any questions please contact Patrick Higgins, Communications Officer, at or 604-638-8744.