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RELEASE: Rep. Richardson to Receive Prestigious Public Health Award

Friday, March 22, 2019

Rep. Richardson to Receive Prestigious Public Health Award

ST. PAUL, Minn – On Thursday, March 22, the Minnesota Public Health Association Leadership Committee announced that Rep. Ruth Richardson (DFL – Mendota Heights) was selected for the 2019 B. Robert Lewis Award, honoring her work for Health Equity. Previous award winners include Former Vice President Walter Mondale and Senator Paul Wellstone.

"I follow in the footsteps of some of our state's greatest public health leaders in receiving this award,” said Rep. Ruth Richardson. “Their example guides me as I work to promote public health as a human right in all Minnesota communities.”

The B. Robert Lewis Award was established in 1979 to honor an elected official who has distinguished him or herself in establishing and maintaining health as a human right to secure optimal community and personal health. B. Robert Lewis served in the Minnesota Senate from 1973 until his death in 1979, during which time he carried significant legislation in health and social change.

An Award Ceremony will take place on April 11th.

What: B. Robert Lewis Award Ceremony honoring Rep. Ruth Richardson

When: April 11th from 12:00-1:25 p.m. during the MPHA Annual Meeting

Where: The Bunkers Hill Activity Center, 550 Bunker Lake Boulevard, NW Andover, MN