KPTZ is thrilled to announce that the station has been named the recipient of a Public Health Hero Award! In celebration of National Public Health Week, observed at the beginning of April each year, Jefferson County Public Health focused on the theme: Public Health is Where you Are. Nominations were solicited from the public across seven different categories, and KPTZ was selected to receive the award in the category, “Community: Collaborations and Resilience.” Each Public Health Hero Award category recognizes the different ways health, well-being, and safety have been promoted by individuals and groups across Jefferson County.
KPTZ’s receipt of this award is due, in large part, to our priority commitment to connecting the community with the latest COVID-19 information and updates. Through live broadcasts of the Public Health briefings by Dr. Alison Berry and Willie Bence at the Board of County Commissioners weekly meetings, KPTZ has given our listeners an avenue through which to submit and have their COVID-19 questions answered, ever since April of 2020.
KPTZ Community Affairs Lead Chris Bricker will accept the award on behalf of the station at the virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, June 16, during the Jefferson County Board of Health monthly meeting, from 2:30-4:30pm. The public may attend via Zoom at https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/545/Board-of-Health where the meeting agenda is published.