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MSU's health promotion director receives award for contribution to public health

December 20, 2010 -- MSU News Service

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Jennifer Haubenreiser, MSU's director of health promotion, has been named one of three public health champions in Gallatin County for her efforts to reduce disease and death caused by tobacco addiction. The award is given by Montana's Department of Public Health & Human Services and the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program.

The other recipients of the award are Amy Fremier of the Gallatin City-County Health Department and Becky Franks, executive director, Cancer Support Community.

Rick Gale, a tobacco prevention program coordinator in Gallatin Valley, said the winners' efforts help prevent Montana youth from starting to use tobacco, protect all Montanans from secondhand smoke exposure and encourage those who use tobacco to quit.

Jennifer Haubenreiser, (406) 994-2337 or hoss@montana.edu