The Priester Award will recognize sound and innovative health and wellness programs on the county, state and national level. The purpose of the award is to honor Extension programs that positively impact the health of people across the United States and provide leadership to expand Extension’s capacity to increase the number of Americans that are healthy at every stage of life. Jeanne M. Priester was a leader in advancing health education within the Cooperative Extension System (CES) during her tenure at the United States Department of Agriculture. The award in her name acknowledges her vision. You can view a short history of Priester via a 2010 NIFA Update
Nominations will be accepted in three award categories.
- Individual or Family – programs designed to influence the individual or family
- Community – programs designed to influence a community or multiple communities
- Innovative – promising programs designed to address any level of the Social Ecological model. Must have been developed and implemented within the last 4 years.
Download the form from at the National Health Outreach page — http://www.nationalhealthoutreach.org/p/priester-award-nomination-form.html