Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year recognizes one paper published in Health
& Behavior during
the preceding year that is judged by the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and
Editorial Board of the journal as exemplifying the highest level of scholarship
and making a singularly important contribution to the literature of the field.
The award carries a $1,000 cash prize and is
presented each year at the Society for Public Health Education Annual
Meeting Awards Ceremony Gala.
paper is named for Lawrence W. Green (1940- ), whose long and distinguished
career has included teaching posts on the faculties of the University of
California, Berkeley (where he received his MPH and DrPH degrees), Johns Hopkins
University, Harvard University, University
of Texas at Houston, University of British Columbia, and the University of
California at San
Francisco. Dr. Green also served as the first director of the U.S. Office of
Health Promotion, and Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine in the Office of the
Secretary for Health and later became a vice president and director of the
National Health Promotion Program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He
later served as Distinguished
Fellow/Visiting Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
where he was director of the CDC-World Health Organization Collaborating Center
on Global Tobacco Control and the Office of Science & Extramural Research of
the CDC Public Health Practice Program
Office. The author of a voluminous corpus of published scholarship, he is
renowned for his PRECEDE-PROCEED Model, which has been used throughout the world
to guide health program intervention design, implementation, and evaluation. Dr.
Green is a past president and distinguished fellow the Society for Public Health
Education and a member of the Institute of
Medicine. He served in editorial capacities for both of Health Education
& Behavior’s prior titles as editor of Health Education Monographs from
1973 to 1975 and as an Editorial Board member of Health Education Quarterly from
1982 to 1984. Since 1988, Dr. Green has remained an insightful and guiding
member of the journal’s Advisory Board of Editors Emeriti.
fund that supports the Paper of the Year Award was established in 1995
through a generous gift from SAGE Publications. The award was renamed the Lawrence
W. Green Paper of the Year Award by the Board of Trustees of the Society for
Public Health Education in 2004 to honor Dr.
Green’s enduring contributions to the scholarship of
health education and to the Society.
--John Allegrante, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Health
Education and Behavior
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