Crowder honored at state public health conference

Calhoun, GA: Lisa Crowder, RN, nurse manager for the Gordon County Health Department and acting nurse manager for the Catoosa County Health Department, was recognized at the Georgia Public Health Association’s 88th Annual Meeting & Conference held April 11-12, in Atlanta. Crowder received the prestigious Ruth B. Freeman Public Health Nursing Award for Population Healthcare. The award is given annually to a Georgia public health nurse in recognition of continued excellence in community-based public health practice.

“Through her many years of working in disease prevention and health promotion,” said Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District Program Manager Nichole Crick, RN, BSN, “Lisa has had a tremendous impact on the community health of both Gordon and Catoosa counties. Population-based preventive healthcare is the core function of public health, and both these northwest Georgia counties are fortunate to have such a skilled public health professional working to improve the health of all their citizens.”

Crowder has previously worked for Northwest Georgia Tuberculosis Control and Floyd Medical Center. She began her nursing career with the Gordon County Health Department in 2000 as a tuberculosis specialist and was named nurse manager in 2010. She was named acting nurse manager in Catoosa in 2016.

About the Gordon County Health Department: The Gordon County Health Department works to prevent disease, injury, and disability; promote health and wellbeing; and prepare for and respond to disasters, thereby improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Gordon County. We provide exceptional medical services, track and prevent the spread of disease, promote health and safety through education and communication, monitor area environmental safety, including restaurant and other food-service inspections, and ensure our community is prepared for public health emergencies. Find us on the web at www.nwgapublichealth.org/counties/gordon

About the Catoosa County Health Department: The Catoosa County Health Department works to prevent disease, injury, and disability; promote health and wellbeing; and prepare for and respond to disasters, thereby improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Catoosa County. We provide exceptional medical services, track and prevent the spread of disease, promote health and safety through education and communication, monitor area environmental safety, including restaurant and other food-service inspections, and ensure our community is prepared for public health emergencies. Find us on the web at www.nwgapublichealth.org/counties/catoosa