Past National Forum Award Recipients

2009 (Establishment) – 2016

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