Rural Health Heroes Award

The Second Annual Rural Health Heroes Awards will honor those unsung heroes who use their health and healing gifts to assist individuals and communities in reducing or preventing obesity and promoting wellness. These heroes will be honored at the 14th Annual Rural Health Conference on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The conference is hosted by The University of Alabama Institute for Rural Health Research and College of Community Health Sciences and will be held at the University’s Ferguson Center.

We are accepting nominations in the following three categories:

  1. Rural community members or organizations, health providers, or government officials or agencies
  2. Students currently enrolled in Alabama colleges and universities, including undergraduate, graduate and medical students and residents
  3. Faculty and staff of Alabama colleges and universities

The nomination form is available in PDF format or online submission. Please submit paper/fax nominations to Barbara Wright by email ( or by fax to (205) 348-9417. The deadline for nominations is January 11, 2013.