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Worcester Health requests nominations for the 2024 Debbie Goeller Public Health Excellence Award

Snow Hill, MD – The Debbie Goeller Public Health Excellence Award was created to recognize exceptional performance by individuals identified by their peers for having excelled in public health with integrity and a strong commitment to the community and population health of Worcester County. 

Debbie Goeller was Worcester County’s Health Officer and trusted public health leader for over 25 years. Her vision and what she accomplished over her years of service, continue to shape the future of the Worcester County Health Department. Her persistent and focused leadership paved the way for new programs and specialty services that continue to be offered by the health department. She was a champion for public health services and her dedication to the citizens of Worcester County was unwavering. 

Any current member of the Worcester County Health Department staff or community member can submit nominations. Self-nominations will be accepted and all nominations will be confidential. Nominations will be forwarded to the Office of the Health Officer and will be reviewed by the Excellence Award Review Committee.

The Excellence in Public Health Award recipient will have made a significant impact on public health in Worcester County through outstanding dedication, competence, exceptional performance, and excellent service. The nominee will have made important and/or significant contributions in public health, contributes and/or demonstrates a commitment to public health, demonstrates exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation between the public/private sector, and/or consistently seeks to improve the quality of public health services.  

Nominations will be accepted from January 29, 2024 - March 10, 2024. All nominations must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Debbie Goeller Excellence in Public Health Award will be presented to one recipient during National Public Health Week, April 2-5, 2024. For questions or more information, please call 410-632-1100 ext. 1120.

Nomination Form