The Lou Wooster Public Health Hero Award is an annual award presented since 2007 by the Broad Street Committee of the UAB School of Public Health to an "unconventional health hero". It is named for Madam Louise Wooster, who famously cared for Birmingham's sick during the 1873 cholera epidemic. The presentation of the award coincides with National Public Health Week. Honorees are carried from UAB to Oak Hill Cemetery by horse-drawn carriage for the ceremony, held at the cemetery chapel.
- 2007: Patricia Todd, State Representative and former director of Birmingham AIDS Outreach
- 2008: Herman Taylor, University of Mississippi, director of the Jackson Heart Study
- 2009; John Archibald, Birmingham News columnist, for publicizing obstacles to improved public policy
- 2010: American Electric Power, Columbus, Ohio, for committing to reduce greenhouse gasses
- 2011: Frank Stitt, chef and restaurateur, for educating the public about eating healthy
- 2012: VF Corporation, Greensboro, North Carolina, for their commitment to rebuilding in Hackleburg after the April 2011 tornado outbreak
- 2013: Birmingham City Council, for the Birmingham Anti-Smoking Ordinance passed in April 2012
- 2014: Cooking Light magazine
- 2015: Angelou Ezeilo, CEO and Founder of the Greening Youth Foundation in Atlanta
- 2016: Black People Run, Bike and Swim
- 2017: Joyce White Vance, JD for her leadership in creating a broad-based response to the heroin epidemic in northern Alabama.
- Wooster Award at soph.uab.edu