National Forum Awards

National Forum Awards 2020 - Call For Nominations

Each year at our Annual Meeting, the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention recognizes individuals and organizations that have helped advance heart disease and stroke prevention above and beyond the norm. We invite you to submit nominations for the National Forum Awards, which will be presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention conducted virtually on October 15, 2020. Deadline for submissions is September 22, 2020.

View the nomination form.

National Forum Award Recipients

2009 (Establishment) – 2019

2019

Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • Norm Linsky, Mended Hearts

Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Group

  • The Ohio State University, College of Nursing

Public Policy Award: Individual

  • Barry M. Popkin, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Public Policy Award: Group

  • American Heart Association, Healthy Kids’ Meal legislation

Commitment Award

  • Miriam Patanian, MPH, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Chair Recognition Award

  • Benjamin Bluml, RPh, American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation

Board of Directors Service Award

  • Laura Gordon, Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials (I-ACT) for Children

2018

Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • The Honorable James Schmitt, Mayor, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Group

  • Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Public Policy Award: Individual

  • Jill Birnbaum, JD, American Heart Association

Public Policy Award: Group

  • The Horizon Foundation, Sugar Free Kids Maryland

Commitment Award

  • Sunita Dodani MBBS (MD), FCPS, MSc, PhD, FAHA, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), &
    EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI)

Chair Recognition Award

  • The Honorable Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Board of Directors Service Award

  • Rod Wooten, AstraZeneca
  • Dave Zook, JD, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting

2017

Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH, Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Group

  • The FH Foundation

Public Policy Award: Individual

  • David Hoffman, DPS, CCE,  New York State Department of Health, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Public Policy Award: Group

  • Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, University of Michigan

Commitment Award

  • Emmeline J. Ochiai, MPH, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Chair Recognition Award

  • Helene D. Clayton-Jeter, OD, Food and Drug Administration
  • Fred (Fortunato) Senatore, MD, PhD, FACC, Food and Drug Administration

Board of Directors Service Award

  • Sharon Moffatt, RN, BSN, MSN, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

2016

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, Tulane University School of Medicine

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Organization​

  • Minnesota Department of Health

National Forum Public Policy Award: Individual

  • Crystal Echo Hawk, Fertile Ground

National Forum Public Policy Award: Organization

  • Public Health Law Center

National Forum Commitment Award

  • Laura Gordon, General Manager, Edelman

National Forum Chair Recognition Award

  • Ursula Bauer, Director of CDC’s Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 2015

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • Sue Koob, CEO, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Organization​

  • WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

National Forum Public Policy Award: Individual

  • Claudia Louis, Government Relations Manager, American Heart Association

National Forum Public Policy Award: Organization

  • Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

National Forum Commitment Award

  • Virginia Howard, PhD, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

National Forum Chair Recognition Award

  • Janet Wright, MD, FACC, Executive Director, Million Hearts®
  • Paul Underwood, MD, Medical Director, Boston Scientific

 2014

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Past Commissioner of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Organization​

  • City of Chicago Department of Public Health

National Forum Public Policy Award: Individual

  • Ashley G. Bell, American Heart Association

National Forum Public Policy Award: Organization

  • National League of Cities

National Forum Commitment Award

  • Margaret O. Casey, RN, MPH

National Forum Chair Recognition Award

  • Winnie Ballard

2013

Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • George A. Mensah, MD, FACC

Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Organization

  • American Medical Group Association

Public Policy Award: Individual

  • Senator Tom Harkin

Public Policy Award: Organization

  • ChangeLab Solution

National Forum Commitment Award

  • Mark Schoeberl, Executive Vice President of Advocacy for the American Heart Association

National Forum Chair Recognition Award

  • Alexander White, JD, MPH
  • Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH, FAHA

 2012

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • Thomas A. Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Organization

  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

National Forum Public Policy Award: Individual

  • Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH
  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP

National Forum Public Policy Award: Organization

  • American Public Health Association

National Forum Commitment Award

  • Sharon Moffatt, RN, BSN, MS

National Forum Chair Recognition Award

  • Franz Fanuka

2011

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • Darwin R. Labarthe, MD, MPH, PhD

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Organization

  • National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council

National Forum Public Policy Award: Individual

  • Anne C. Goldberg, MD

National Forum Public Policy Award: Organization

  • Partnership for Prevention

National Forum Commitment Award

  • Jill Birnbaum, JD

National Forum Chair Recognition Award

  • Peg O’Connell, JD
  • Mike Greenwell

2010

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award: Individual

  • Libby Puckett, PT

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award

  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

National Forum Public Policy Award: Individual

  • David Goff, MD, PhD, FACP, FAHA
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine

National Forum Public Policy Award: Group

  • Trust for America’s Health

National Forum Commitment Award

  • Jay H. Glasser, PhD, MS, FRIPH, FFPH

National Forum Chair Recognition Award

  • Janelle Peralez Gunn
  • Julie Harvill, MPA, MPH

 2009

National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Free Award

  • Great Lakes Regional Stroke Free Network
    Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin

National Forum Public Policy Award

  • William Caplan, MD

National Forum Commitment Award

  • Tim Hutchinson, MSW, MPA
    Public Health Agency of Canada

National Forum Chair Recognition Award

  • Phillip Poole-Wilson, MD
    Member, Regional and Global Collaboration Implementation Group