Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley was honored Thursday for his work advancing public health and healthy lifestyles while attending the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s Federal-State Relations meeting.
The Public Leadership in Advancing Healthy Lifestyles Award, given annually by the NLGA and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was presented to Calley for his efforts to improve the lives of Americans dealing with mental health and addiction issues as well as his autism advocacy.
“Improving public health means thinking outside the box and treating mental health with the same importance as physical health,” Calley said. “I’m proud of the progress that Michigan has made and look forward to continuing to make improving public health a priority in our state.”
The award also recognizes Calley for working to prevent childhood lead exposure and promoting healthy lifestyles through marathon running, including hosting a 5k for all State of Michigan employees each fall.
Calley serves as chair of the Midwest Region on the NLGA Executive Committee and hosted the NLGA summer conference in Michigan in 2016.