Nominate Pueblo's 2020 Public Health Champion
It’s time for Pueblo to recognize an individual, business, or organization’s
significant contribution to Pueblo’s public health as a role model in our community.
Nominate Pueblo's 2020 Public Health Champion by February 28.
Public Health Champion Awardees
Recognizing Pueblo’s Public Health Leaders
The Health Department annually recognizes recognize an individual, business, or organization’s significant contribution to Pueblo’s public health as a role model in our community during April.
Below are past winners.
Thank you for Your Dedication and Significant Contribution to Pueblo’s Health
2019 Dr. Gogarty
Dr. Shaun Gogarty has been a momentous figure in the local battle against substance abuse. As a part of the original Heroin Task Force, Dr. Gogarty helped bring community members and partners to the table to collaboratively plan how to address substance abuse. His continued active participation in the evolution of the Task Force to SURE (Substance Use Response Ecosystem) has been crucial. He is quick to respond to requests and eager to assist. Some of the ways he is taking action include:
- Providing education to any group that requests information on substance use in Pueblo County. For example, the Greater Chamber of Commerce.
- Working with both hospitals to change policies and procedures to enable individuals to start medically assisted treatment (MAT) when in the emergency room.
- Instrumental in bringing enough MAT providers to Pueblo; increasing treatment capacity to over 2,000.
- Sits as a community representative on the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) Key Stakeholder Policy Committee; making LEAD a reality in Pueblo County.
On top of these commitments, Dr. Gogarty retired after 23 years as an Emergency Room physician at Parkview Medical Center. As Dr. Tom Greidanus (Director of the Emergency Medicine Group) said: “Not many make it that long.”
2018 Southern Colorado Health Network
2017 Kim Arline
2016 Pueblo Community College
2015 Southern Colorado Runners Club
2014 Dr. Anne Courtright
2013 John Panepinto, BPh
2012 Dr. Jarvis Ryals