NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peggy Honoré been received the 2013 Excellence in Health Administration Award by the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association.

The award is presented to someone who has advanced the practice of health administration through leadership and contributions working in management or an educational setting.

The award was presented to Honoré during the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Boston.

She is the AmeriHealth Mercy-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professor at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health's health policy and system management program.