Public Health Worker of the Year Award: Jennifer Valentine
The Public Health Worker of the Year Award is presented to a person in the field of public health who, during the last three years, has provided outstanding service to public health. This year’s winner is Jennifer Valentine, Director of Quality Improvement for the Knox County Health Department. Jennifer was one of the key individuals involved with Knox County’s successful effort to obtain accreditation for their health department. In the process of doing this, she attracted attention and requests for assistance from other parties around the state. As her name became better known in the field, she was asked to be a site reviewer for the Public Health Accreditation Board.