Tarrant County Public Health Earns Award for ‘Be Mosquito Free’ Program
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 03, 2017, July 03, 2017

Be Mosquito Free’ Program

Tarrant County Public Health's (TCPH) "Be Mosquito Free" program has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) in the category of Civic Education and Public Information.

The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.

"Our team has created a national award-winning program that serves our community and I couldn't be prouder," said TCPH Health Director Vinny Taneja. "Our instructional videos, educational fliers and the powerful 'Be Mosquito Free' logo teach residents how to prevent, protect and take control of mosquitoes. This unique program helps prevent outbreaks of diseases like Zika virus and seasonal threats like West Nile virus. Most importantly, it helps keep our residents healthy."

NACo President Bryan Desloge said, "Counties overcome complex challenges, provide essential services and constantly do more with less. We applaud these Achievement Award-winning counties for outstanding efforts to improve residents' quality of life."

The awards are given nationally in 18 different categories reflecting the vast, comprehensive services that counties provide. NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition July 21-24 in Franklin County, Ohio.

Started in 1970, NACo's program is designed to recognize innovative county government initiatives. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.

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