2014 Hall of Fame Award Recipient:
Samuel W. Crosby Jr.

The West Virginia Public Health Association acknowledges the hard work and dedication of Association members, West Virginia citizens, businesses, and organizations in promoting public health.

The purpose of the West Virginia Public Health Hall of Fame is to recognize individuals who have helped make this state and this nation great through outstanding contributions to the establishment, development, advancement or improvement of Public Health.

The West Virginia Public Health Hall of Fame should not be viewed as a replacement for the recognition provided by the Public Health Merit Award, the Organization or Group Award, or the Citizens Award.  However, induction into the Hall of Fame should be viewed as the ultimate in recognition.  The quality of each nominee presented to the review board should reflect dignity and prestige to the membership.  It is most important that the honor maintain high standards and does not become a vehicle of favoritism.  The nominee must have demonstrated high standards in accomplishment and merit.

Letters from individuals or organizations which add significant information to the nominee's accomplishment are encouraged.  However, general letters in support of the nomination are discouraged.

If the nominee is selected for recognition, a digital photograph will be needed.  Please do not send photo with the nomination.

  • Nominees for induction into the West Virginia Public Health Hall of Fame should meet the following criteria:

  • Nominations may not be made by anyone on the Review Board.

  • The nominee may have been employed by a government agency or may have achieved his/her accomplishments individually or within the realm of the private sector.


  • The nominee is not required to be a native of West Virginia. A minimum of 20 years of activity in Public Health in West Virginia is required; however, the 20 years may be waived by affirmative vote of the Review Board.


  • The term "Public Health" applies to all phases of health-related activities. These activities and achievements may have been performed in government, industry, the private sector or individually.


  • The Review Board will meet at least 60 days prior to the Annual WVPHA meeting for the purpose of reviewing nominations and selecting an inductee for the Hall of Fame. The nominations for inductees must be submitted 90 days prior to the annual meeting. Nominees received after the annual closing date may be retained by the Review Board for consideration the following year.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization in West Virginia by completing a nomination form and submitting it by June 18th to:

             West Virginia Public Health Association
             Awards Committee
             P.O. Box 11635
             Charleston, WV 25339-1635

                       All information will be kept strictly confidential prior to the Thursday evening awards banquet.