January 21, 2009 — Three chiropractors received awards recognizing their dedication, enthusiasm, and prominent contributions to the Chiropractic Health Care (CHC) section at the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in San Diego, Oct. 25-29, 2008.
The first Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Rand Baird, DC, MPH, who is a founding father of the CHC section and for more than 33 years has promoted public health nationally and worldwide. He actively recruits a large number of new CHC members each year and has been recognized for recruiting more new APHA members than anyone else in APHA history.
The Distinguished Service Award for 2008 was presented to Elaine Cooperstein, DC, who has been a member of the Chiropractic Health Care section of APHA for more than 12 years and for the last two years has filled the role of CHC chair.
The new Rising Star Award was given to Jonathon Egan DC, MPH, a highly motivated and active member who contributed significantly to section activities and improvements. He has served as the membership chair and section councilor. In New York State he is part of the Seneca County Board of Health and has established a public health club for students at New York ChiropracticCollege.
Source: Chiropractic Health Care, American Public Health Association, www.apha.org