Dr. Hayes & Senator Franklin at the 2016 Science of Hope Conference

The Dr. Maxine Hayes Creating Enduring Health Equity Through Public Health Practice Award

This award recognizes Dr. Hayes for her lifetime of contribution to the creation of enduring health equity in Washington State and beyond, as a tireless and deeply informed advocate for people who disproportionately experience health disparities. She has been mentor to more than we were able to count, and to this day continues to be a critical leader and voice in the movement for health equity. Dr. Hayes served as the State's Health Officer for 16 years until her retirement in 2013. She also served as the Board Chair of Healthy Gen (formerly Comprehensive Health Education Foundation) during the mid 2000's when the agency launched its Place Based Health Initiative in 2007.

Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Maxine Hayes & Senator Rosa Franklin