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CHAB Community Health Hero Award


A person of distinguished courage or ability admired for their noble qualities… a person who, in the opinion of others, is regarded as a model to be emulated.  Most heroes live and work among us without much notice, but we all know who they are and it’s only fitting that we publicly recognize and honor them.

In difficult times, local heroes can be just the inspiration we need. Island County’s Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB) and the Board of Health honor individuals who go the extra mile to help others in need.  The Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award is named for the late executive secretary of our local Health Department.  She was a President of Soroptimists International and a memorable participant in many local activities.  She was a hero because she was an ordinary person with an extraordinary love for others.

Award Criteria

 The Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero of Island County Award Criteria recognizes an adult, youth (under age 21 when action completed), or agency that has either directly or indirectly impacted community health.  Nominees are selected based on:

  • Category of contribution(s) and relative importance
  • Urgency of the problem(s) addressed
  • Number of people affected
  • Scope of project(s):  ($$, people enlisted, time involved, etc.)
  • Results: (actual or realistically expected insofar as being measurable)

(If the nominee’s efforts involve(d) professional duties, they should be above/beyond normal expectations. 

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  2016 Health Hero Awards

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2015 Health Hero Awards



2014 Health Hero Awards



2013 Health Hero Awards    


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