Deadline is nearing for nominations for the Dan Martin Award for 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 administration, health promotion or public advocacy.

The rural heath association is seeking nominations for this year’s award. To nominate someone, complete this form. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Aug. 31.

KRHA members who would like to serve on the Dan Martin Award Committee should email Garrett Anspach at The committee ranks the candidates using established criteria and makes a recommendation to the  KRHA Executive Committee, which selects the honoree, if one is deemed appropriate.  The award will be presented at the KRHA Annual Conference Nov. 16-17 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

“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,” the KRHA said in a news release. “Now is your chance to help us thank someone that you think deserves recognition. We need and appreciate your input.”
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