Introduced in 2017, the Public Health England Commendations recognise and reward public health projects and programmes that demonstrate exceptional achievement in the following areas:
- Reducing Inequalities at Community Level
- Sustainable Development
Entering the Health & Wellbeing Awards is the only route to the Public Health England Commendations – they cannot be applied for separately or independently. The commended projects and programmes are selected from the finalists of the corresponding year's Health & Wellbeing Awards by a Public Health England Award Committee against strict critieria that ensures that the projects are exemplars in each commendation's field.