2017 Jean Chabut Public Health Advocacy Award given to MPHI’s Hope Rollins

The Michigan Public Health Association in partnership with the Michigan Association for Local Public Health has awarded MPHI Education and Training Director, Hope Rollins with the 2017 Jean Chabut Public Health Advocacy Award.

The award honors Jean Chabut, who passed away in 2014. Chabut retired as senior deputy director of public health at the Michigan Department of Community Health and was a former MPHI Board president.

MPHI’s CEO Renee Canady was the first recipient of the award in 2014.

Hope Rollins is Director of Education and Training, where she manages multiple projects for a variety of statewide and national health education training programs. Rollins has worked extensively over the last 26 years in both the non-profit and health care/human services industries.

Prior to coming to MPHI in 1999, Rollins worked at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, assisting in the development and implementation of quality improvement measures. Rollins has served as both the State of Michigan and Great Lakes Public Health Coalition Chair Representative to the American Public Health Association, and has served on the executive committee for the Michigan Public Health Association since 2006.

Rollins joined MPHI in 1999 and received her BS in Multidisciplinary Health Studies from MSU, and will complete her MBA degree in 2018. Rollins is also an accomplished playwright, director, and choreographer and is a licensed minister.