Nominations for the 2016 Health Promotion Awards are now being accepted!

Do you know of an individual or group that has enhanced the health of your community? Let everyone know and nominate them in the annual Doctors of BC Health Promotion Awards – now in its 17th year.  

The deadline to receive nominations is Friday, April 15, 2016.  

What are the Annual Health Promotion Awards?

The Health Promotion Awards are presented annually by Doctors of BC to recognize and celebrate those who work tirelessly and passionately on meaningful initiatives. There 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 individual, 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 secondary 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 in no more than 2-pages:

  • What the initiative is
  • Why the initiative was necessary
  • What the goals and objectives were
  • What the expected outcomes were
  • How success was measured
  • The target audience
  • Collateral materials such as charts, diagrams, art work, etc that help provide an overall picture of the project are welcome.

How are the winners selected?

A volunteer selection committee of representatives from health, business and community organizations reviews and selects the winning entry for each category. 

When are the awards presented?

The successful recipients will attend the Doctors of BC Awards Gala and Banquet Dinner, 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 Coordinator, at or 604-638-8744.