Dr  WalterEvery year, the Arizona Medical Association works with us to find one person who really stands out in the public health field to win the Public Health Service Award.  This year Dr. Frank Walter, the medical director for our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, was given the award at last week’s annual dinner.

Dr. Walter’s enthusiasm for public health is extraordinary. He’s an informed and energetic public health advocate – both when there when there’s a real emergency and when working with us in our exercises.  Dr. Walter’s guidance and expertise helps us help our partners be ready for any type of emergency.  He also sits on the states Medical Direction Commission for EMS where his toxicology background helps make good decisions about what ambulances need to carry in our state.

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Walter for being chosen to receive the 2014 Public Health Services Award.