- Local Branches
COA offers a few awards each year. We encourage members like you to nominate outstanding individuals and Local Branches for the following awards. The deadline for all award nominations is December 31.
Health Leader of the Year
Recognizes individuals who have made notable contributions to the health of the Nation. Click here for more information.
Local Branch of the Year
Recognizes the exceptional accomplishments of our Local Branches. Each year, a Large Local Branch (more than 60 members) and a Small Local Branch (fewer than 60 members) are recognized with Branch of the Year awards. Click here for more information.
Civilian Outstanding Support of the USPHS
Presented to those civilian (individuals and/or groups) who have distinguished themselves in service to the Commissioned Corps. Click here for more information.
Congressional Public Health Leadership
Recognizes Members of Congress for outstanding efforts in support of issues affecting the public's health and/or the Commissioned Corps. Click here for more information.
Retiree of the Year
Recognizes excellence in continued service and contributions beyond active duty or government civilian service to the Association, PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation, and to the members of COA. Click here for more information.