Nominations Sought for Flora Krause Casey Public Health Award
For Immediate Release: February 15, 2019
The Alexandria Health Department and Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Flora Krause Casey Public Health Award. The annual award recognizes an individual or group who has made a significant impact on public health and well-being (including physical, behavioral, mental or oral health) within the City of Alexandria. Nominations must be received by March 14.
The award is named for Flora Krause Casey, a longtime Alexandria resident and dedicated advocate for the health of disadvantaged people. In the late 1930s, she assumed responsibility for a clinic formed by the Kiwanis Club to provide pre-camp physical exams. After two years, Casey realized that poorer families needed access to medical services and a comprehensive clinic that could provide that level of care. She fostered the new clinic’s growth as the community's needs expanded. The Public Health Advisory Commission and Alexandria Health Department honor her legacy by seeking and recognizing individuals with a similar purpose, devotion, community advocacy, and leadership.
To submit a nomination, nominators must complete an online application and submit two letters of support by the deadline.
For more information about the Flora Krause Casey Public Health Award and how to apply or nominate someone, visit alexandriava.gov/Health.
For media inquiries, contact Raashi Rastogi, Alexandria Health Department Communications Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.4835.
This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/108116.