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Elliott named to APHA Hall of Fame

A Brewton man has been named to the 2012 Hall of Fame of the Alabama Public Health association during the groups annual meeting recently.
Ricky Elliott, administrator of Public Health Area 9 of the Alabama Department of Public Health, was inducted into the Class of 2012 Hall of Fame of the Alabama Public Health Association at the 56th Annual Educational Conference at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. Hall of Fame Committee Chairperson Ruth Harrell made the presentation. Harrell also serves as director for the Coalition for a Healthier Escambia County.
In letters of support for the nomination, Elliott was praised for his dedication and support of health care throughout the state.
“Elliott has been an active member of the Alabama Public Health Association since the beginning of his public health career and has supported the association by his commitment of time and dedication to the mission of the organization,” support letters stated.
According to officials with ADPH, Elliott’s dedication to the association can be demonstrated by the many roles of leadership to which he has been elected by his peers. He has served as vice president, president elect and president of the association and has provided service in many other capacities.
Elliott was awarded the Ira L. Myers Scholarship to the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health for two years as he worked to increase his fund of knowledge further preparing him to provide the level of management needed to advance within the field of public health.
Dr. Max Michael, dean of the UAB School of Public Health, was also inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the enhancement and advancement of Alabama Public Health Association.
The Hall of Fame was established by the association in May 2007.