Nominations are sought by Friday, Sept. 20. for award recognizing lifetime contributions to rural health in Kentucky

Since 2003, the Kentucky Rural Health Association has presented an individual with an award for lifetime contributions to rural health in Kentucky. The award is named for its first recipient, Dr. Dan Martin of the Trover Foundation in Madisonville.

The Dan Martin Award is given to someone who has provided many years of service to rural health, whether in patient care, administration, health-professions education, health promotion or public advocacy.

The rural heath association is seeking nominations for this year’s award. To nominate someone, download the nomination form here and e-mail it directly to or mail it directly to the attention of Ashley Gibson at 316 W. 2nd St. Suite 202,  Morehead, KY 40351. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. Any KRHA member who would like to serve on the awards committee should e-mail Gibson.

The committee ranks the candidates using established criteria and makes a recommendation to the KRHA Executive Committee, which selects the honoree, if someone is deemed appropriate. The award will be presented at the KRHA annual conference Nov. 14-15 in Bowling Green.

“There are many dedicated, compassionate people at work in rural health in Kentucky and we look forward to being able to give them some well-deserved recognition,” Gibson said. “Now is your chance to help us thank someone that you think deserves recognition. We need and appreciate your input.”

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