Thompson Recieves MPHA Distinguished Service Award
City-County Public Health Officer, Alicia Thompson, recently received the Mary E. Soules Distinguished Service Award at the annual Montana Public Health Association (MPHA) meeting in Great Falls. This award is considered MPHA’s highest honor for a public health professional. Recipients are selected by their fellow Montana public health professionals for exemplifying excellence in public health principles and practices. Ms. Thompson’s nomination cited her exemplary leadership, willingness to give tirelessly towards the public health cause, ability to break down barriers and increase collaboration, and unwavering commitment to the health of Cascade County residents.
Cascade City-County Health Department’s (CCHD) Vision “Healthy People in a Healthy Community” describes the hope for the future. To lead the community toward this vision takes a leader who is passionate about the public health and welfare of residents in Great Falls and the surrounding communities. Alicia Thompson has an unwavering commitment and passion for public health; and her work for Great Falls residents and those in surrounding communities was recognized by her co-workers, staff, community members, and fellow public health professionals from across Montana. .
With Ms. Thompson’s strong leadership, CCHD will continue to work towards a healthy future for Cascade County and the State of Montana.