The Elizabeth Fries
Health Education Award
Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award is for a health
educator who has made a substantial contribution to advancing
the field of health education or health promotion through
research, program development, or program delivery.
- Research will
be judged on the extent to which theoretical modes
for changing health behavior, developed and applied
in the research setting, demonstrate the potential
to impact health outcomes in large populations.
- Criteria for
program development include potential for broad applicability,
quality of needs assessment and evaluation, and impact
on the target population.
- Criteria for
program delivery strategies include cost-effectiveness,
penetration and impact.
The Award amount
Elizabeth Ann Fries, Ph.D.
Elizabeth was Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and co-director of the Cancer Outreach Program, using behavioral and educational approaches to reduce cancer incidence through risk factor reduction, and to evaluate program effects. She made many important contributions to program development, implementation, and evaluation.
She was a much loved daughter, spouse, mother, and friend to many.
Elizabeth died in 2005 of complications from breast cancer chemotherapy
at the age of 42.
The 2014 Health Education Award was presentedat the Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in Spring 2015 in Portland, OR.