The deadline for written submissions to be judged by the panel is 24 February 2010.
The awards were established to recognise the dedication and commitment of those working in public health and are open to all those doing so in England.
Shortlisted candidates will then be required to present to the judges. The work being considered must have been active on or after 1 January 2009.
The winners will be announced at a ceremonial dinner at the Royal College of Physicians in central London on 12 May.