Nominations are now being accepted for NET Health’s highest public honor - the 2024 W.T. “Doc” Ballard Award for Excellence in Public Health.  This 25th annual award will honor an individual or organization exemplifying the concept of public health distinguished by protecting and promoting the health of the community. 

The nominee does not need to be a Public Health professional. Services provided by the nominee may be civic, cultural, health, welfare, or philanthropic endeavors.

Previous awardees include U.S. House Rep. Nathaniel Moran, Dr. David Lakey, Reverend Ralph Caraway, Don Warren, Dr. Kirk Calhoun, Barbara Bass, Dr. John English, Kevin Eltife, the UT Tyler School of Pharmacy, Mark Scirto (pictured below), and many more recipients who have received this annual accolade from NET Health since the year 2000.

All nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024, and this year’s honoree will be announced at the NET Health Board meeting on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

Click here to read full instructions on how to submit a nomination for the 2024 "Doc" Ballard Award.

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NET Health Operations During Severe Weather Events

Our Department of Emergency Preparedness advises everyone to follow to weather-related advisories that are issued by your nearest municipalities.

Clients of our NET Health WIC Program who have a scheduled appointment can click here to contact their nearest WIC clinic to access our services remotely.

Businesses who receive services from our Environmental Health Department can email their questions and concerns to [email protected].

Birth certificates can be ordered at for any individual born in Texas and for immediate family members of deaths that occurred in Tyler.

Stay tuned to our local media outlets for updated weather reports and operating hours of your local school districts. 

What’s Happening In The Community

"Public health affects everyone everyday, regardless of where you live, regardless of your income, regardless of your family size."

What would our community look like if northeast Texas did not have any public health departments?

Click here to view the informative overview of NET Health's public health services.

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