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The purpose of the HEDIR Technology Award is to recognize a health educator, or a group, who has made exceptional contributions or who has transformed the profession of health education through technology.
The award was created by Mark Kittleson, owner of the HEDIR in 1997.
Any academically prepared health educator1 or group who has used technology to improve health education initiatives. Up to two awards (1 individual and 1 group) can be given.
1 An academically prepared health educator is one who has received at least one degree in health education from an accredited university or college.
Included in the nomination should be a description on why this person should be given the AAHE/HEDIR Technology Award. Included within this description can be URLs, specific programs, or other related issues that will support this person's nomination. Click here for a nomination form
Deadline: January 29, 2013
The recipient(s) will be announced as soon as possible after the deadline. Recipients will be honored at the 2013 AAHE Awards Luncheon. The recipient will make a presentation at the following year's AAHE/AAHPERD annual convention.
1997 Robert Gold
1998 Billie Lindsey
1999 Vic Strecher and Judy Baker
2000 Alyson Taub
2001 James Eddy
2002 Michael Pejsach and HPCAREER.net/Michaela Conley
2003 Don Chaney/Elaine Auld and Min Qi Wang
2004 Mark Tomita
2005 no award
2006 no award
2007 Cristy Jefson and BlueKids.org
2008 Valerie Ubbes
2009 Timing for solicitation and presentation changed so no
award given- changed to award for 2010
2010 Jody Oomen-Early
2012 Maureen Johnson