Purpose of the Award and Award Criteria

The Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award honors individuals or organizations whose work has profoundly improved the health of the public or greatly advanced support for medical research.  The Foundation welcomes nominations of public health professionals, policy makers, scientists, journalists, government officials, leaders of non-governmental organizations, or advocates.

Individuals or organizations must meet at least one of the following selection criteria: 1) significantly improving the public’s understanding of medical research, public health, or healthcare; 2) playing a major role in the support of policy, legislative, or other initiatives that accelerate progress in medical science or health; 3) providing critical and generous financial support for initiatives to enhance health or medical research; 4) generating support for medical science or public health; 5) significantly benefitting the lives of many people through public health practice.


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