Dr. Rosana Salvaterra Receives Distinguished Service Award from Association of Local Public Health Agencies

Written by Comms Team, June 8, 2021

Peterborough Public Health is proud to announce that Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, has received the 2021 Distinguished Service Award today from the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa).

“Dr. Salvaterra has been an incredible leader during the COVID-19 pandemic, whose tireless service ensured residents were protected and well-informed throughout this challenging time,” said Andy Mitchell, Mayor of Selwyn Township and chair of the Peterborough County-City Board of Health. “But what stands out to me is her devotion to our community over the past 13 years, and her ability to advance important public health priorities such as a provincial opioid response, reducing poverty, improving health equity, and building stronger relationships with local Indigenous communities. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award.”

The Distinguished Service Award is awarded annually by alPHa to individuals in recognition of their significant contributions made to public health in Ontario. Recipients of the award displayed outstanding qualities of leadership in their own milieu, achieved tangible results through lengthy service or distinctive acts, and displayed exemplary devotion to public health at the local and provincial level. All alPHa members (Medical Officers of Health, Board of Health members, and affiliates) are eligible for the award.  On occasion, individuals outside the Association who have made considerable contributions to public health may also be awarded.

Dr. Salvaterra is one of three Ontario recipients of the 2021 award this year. She was honoured during alPHa’s virtual Annual General Meeting earlier this afternoon.

To learn more about the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, visit alphaweb.org.

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