Alamance County Board of Health Receives State Recognition
Board member also recognized for service
– On January 23, the Alamance County Board of Health received the Outstanding Board of Health Award from the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health. The Alamance County Board of Health was recognized for their local public health advocacy regarding the maintenance of fluoridation in local water systems as well as their support of public-private partnerships, such as Project LAUNCH, to address the needs of young children in Alamance County. The Board was also recognized for their dedication to fostering the next generation of public health leaders through professional development and student engagement.
In addition, Alamance County Board of Health member Dr. Donald Courtney, DVM received the Carl Durham Award from the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health. This award is given to an individual Board of Health member who has made significant contributions to public health. Dr. Courtney was recognized for his nine years of service to Alamance County and his enduring passion for public health including the establishment of the Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County. The facility is now a division of the Burlington Animal Services and provides low-cost spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats. Dr. Courtney was also recognized for his unwavering advocacy of community rabies vaccination efforts.
The awards were given at the 2014 North Carolina Health Director’s Conference in Raleigh.
Outstanding Board of Health Award
(Board of Health Chairman, Kent Tapscott and Board of Health Member, Kathy Colville accepting award)
Carl Durham Award
(Board of Health Member, Dr. Donald Courtney accepting the award)