The Many Faces of Community Health Conference is pleased to announce that the nomination period for our 2022 awards is now open! 

This year’s theme is Reconnecting with Our Roots. We would like to pay special recognition to individuals who are deeply embedded in the community and dedicated to leading change and recovery that’s responsive to community needs.

You are invited to submit nominations for one or both of the award categories:

  • Outstanding Community Health Center Employee
  • Deeply Rooted Community Health Leader

Please reference the eligibility and selection criteria for each award below. To be considered, nominations must be received by close of business on Monday, July 25th, 2022.

Award winners will be recognized during the 2022 Virtual Many Faces of Community Health Conference. Winners will receive a complimentary registration to attend the conference.


2022 Awards Eligibility and Nomination Criteria

Outstanding Community Health Center Employee

Presented by the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC)

Eligibility: Any community health center employee who has worked for the health center for a minimum of two years. This individual does not need to hold a role that is clinical in nature, and can work at any level, or in any department within the health center.

Award Criteria: This award recognizes an outstanding health center staff who has demonstrated excellence through: 1) patient advocacy; 2) patient education or enabling services; 3) collaborative/team-based efforts; 4) addressing patient social determinants of health; 5) improving the delivery of care, 6) tailoring care to meet patients where they are at, and/or; 7) enhancing health center operations.

Deeply Rooted Community Health Leader

Presented by the Many Faces of Community Health Conference

Eligibility: This award is open to individuals who work for an organization whose primary mission is to serve safety-net populations. Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to, Federally Qualified Health Centers, other community clinics, public health agencies, rural health organizations, tribal entities, and non-profits. This award can honor an individual or organization. Please note that one lead will need to be named for the purposes of the nomination and free registration (only one complimentary registration will be given to the winner of this award).

Award Criteria: This award honors the leadership efforts of an individual or organization who has led change by being deeply rooted in the community they serve. Leaders for this category should demonstrate the following qualities: 1) deeply connected with the community; 2) highly responsive to the needs of those they serve; 3) builds upon the strengths and resources within the community; 4) inspires out of the box thinking and problem solving; 5) meets the community where they are at by adapting care models to meet the unique needs of patients and employees; and 6) recognized as a trusted partner and advocate within the community. Nominations should emphasize the ways in which the leader is embedded in the community in which they serve and the innovative changes they have inspired to meet community needs.


2021 Award Winners


Click here to view Dr. Dwivedi’s acceptance video


Other 2021 Many Faces Awards

Click here to view Commissioner Malcolm’s acceptance video