Policy Maker of the Year Award

This award is given annually to an individual or organization that works to create policy that improves public health in Arizona. The recipient is selected by the AzPHA Public Policy Committee and this award category is not open for public nominations.

  • 2004 | Janet Napolitano & Linda Binder

  • 2005 | Phil Lopes, Pete Hershberger & Toni Hellon

  • 2006 | Tom O’Halleran & Kyrsten Sinema

  • 2007 | Amanda Aguirre & Leah Landrum Taylor

  • 2008 | Debbie Mccune Davis & Carolyn Allen

  • 2009 | –

  • 2010 | –

  • 2011 | Matt Heinz & Rich Crandall

  • 2012 | Katie Hobbs

  • 2013 | Governor Jan Brewer

  • 2014 | Kate Brophy McGee

  • 2015 | Eric Meyers

  • 2016 | Regina Cobb

  • 2017 | Heather Carter

  • 2018 | Arizona Department of Health Services

  • 2019 | Kathy Hoffman (see award Photo)

  • 2020 | COVID-19 Pandemic: No Awards

  • 2021 | Dr. Chad Gestson

Policy Maker of the Year Award