Public Health Work Group Award: Tennessee Department of Health School-based Dental Program

The Public Health Workgroup of the Year Award is presented to a group, unit, or department that has made an outstanding contribution to public health. The 2017 winner of the award is the Tennessee Department of Health, School-based Dental Program shown here at the Annual Conference in September with Dr. Paul Erwin, 2016-17 TPHA President, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health.

Past Award Recipients


1993     Claiborne County Health Department, Tazewell

1994     Middle Tennessee HIV Treatment Center, Columbia

1995     Crockett County Health Department, Alamo

1996     Nurse Case Managers, Memphis-Shelby County Health Department

1997     Health Assessment and Planning, East Tennessee Regional Office

1998     Henderson County Health Department

1999     Henry County Health Department

2000     West Tennessee Alcohol and Drug Central Intake, Jackson

2001     LaCross Surveillance Team for East Tennessee Region and Knox County

2002     Scott County Health Department

2003     Public Health Unit, Upper Cumberland Region

2004     Chattanooga/Hamilton County Health Department TB, HIV, and LEP Teams

2005     Tennessee Public Health Nursing Hurricane Relief Team

2006     Campbell County Health Department

2007     Washington County Health Department

2008     Memphis/Shelby County School-Based Dental Sealant Program

2009     Southeast Region TENNderCARE Outreach Program

2010     Gibson County Health Department & West Tennessee Emergency Response Team

2011     Grundy County Health Department

2012     Information Technology Team, South Central Region

2013     Meigs County Health Council, Southeast Region

2014     East Regional Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Committee

2015     Upper Cumberland Region Staff

2016     Mid Cumberland Regional Office Warner Team