Michael Osur is the Deputy Director for the Riverside County Department of Public Health, and has held this position since 2002. He is responsible for leading the Special Services Division, which includes HIV/AIDS, Nutrition Services, Tobacco Control, Injury Prevention Services, Public Health Laboratory and the Healthy Riverside County/Building Healthy Communities Initiatives. He oversees more than 300 staff with a combined budget of over $35 million.
Under Mr. Osur’s leadership, Riverside County has received numerous awards including the American Public Health Association, National Public Health Week recognition of Riverside County as a “Blue Ribbon Model Community,” for its work in “Designing Healthy Communities, Raising Healthy Kids.”; the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Awards for “Creating Livable Communities. In 2011, Mr. Osur was the runner-up for the National Public Health Leadership Network’s Balderson Leadership Project Award.
Since 2002, Michael has been an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Loma Linda University School of Allied Health where he teaches Healthcare Management
Michael has presented at numerous state and national conferences on Healthy Communities. In April 2013, Mr. Osur received the American Planning Association National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Advocate and in 2015 received the Southern California Public Health Association Leadership Award.