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22 Dec 2016


The AMA Public Health Awards provide well-deserved recognition of the extraordinary contribution doctors and associated health groups make to health care and public health.

The 2017 AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award was presented to Dr Denis Lennox for his significant contribution to the advancement in the training of rural general practitioners and specialist generalists.The 2017 AMA Woman in Medicine Award was awarded to Dr Genevieve Goulding for her continued commitment to, and support of, her speciality, peers, patients and the broader community, and her significant contribution to advocacy, workforce, and medical leadership.The 2017 AMA Women's Health Award was presented to Ms Eleanor Crighton for her ongoing passion for, and commitment to, Indigenous women’s health, and her personal commitment to filling gaps in health services within the community.


In 2017, nominations were sought for awards in the following categories:

  • AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award
  • Woman in Medicine Award
  • Women's Health Award
  • Men's Health Award
  • Youth Health Award

The presentation of each award is dependent upon a sufficient number of nominations being received.

 Nominations for the 2018 AMA Public Health Awards will open in early 2018.  For any enquiries, please email

Published: 22 Dec 2016