Audrain County Health Department Announces 2023 Bill Johnson Advocate For Public Health Award Recipient

The Audrain County Health Department is announcing Kay Dubbert as the 2023 recipient of the William “Bill” Johnson Advocate award for Public Health.

The selection committee chose Dubbert, who worked at the Audrain County Health Department from 1976 to 2014, holding several positions during her tenure.

Johnson was the first administrator of the Audrain City-County Health Unit, now known as Audrain County Health Department. He was appointed in 1963, holding the post until his retirement.

“I was so surprised when I got the phone call from Craig (Brace, ACHD Administrator/CEO),” Dubbert said. “I’m just so honored to be chosen for this award.”

Dubbert is a retired registered nurse.

She will be honored at a ceremony and dinner in her honor on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the Presser Arts Center.

Tickets are available at or by calling the Audrain County Health Department at 573-581-1332.

Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, October 26, 2023.

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