Public Health Heroes feted by Jefferson County Public Health

Jefferson County Public Health’s 2019 Health Heroes, from left, are Teresa Shiraishi, Dove House; Julie Iszley, Washington Health Care Authority; Bob Bindschadler, Climate Action Group Local 20/20; Susan O’Brien, Jefferson County Public Health; Dace Thielk, The Recyclery; Kees Kolff, Jefferson County Board of Health; and Vicki Kirkpatrick, director of Jefferson County Public Health. Owen Fairbank is not shown.

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Public Health announced its 2019 Public Health Heroes at a recent board meeting.

The awards were part of the observance of National Public Health Week and are based on its theme of “Creating the Healthiest Nation: for science, for action, for health.”

The winners:

The awardees are Bob Bindschadler, Global Health category; The Recyclery, Healthy Communities category; Susan O’Brien, Rural Health category; Teresa Shiraishi, Violence Prevention category; Julie Iszley, Technology and Public Health category; and Owen Fairbank, Climate Change category.

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