2021 Award Nominations

 

The Many Faces of Community Health Conference is pleased to announce that the nomination period for our 2021 awards is now open! 

The effects of COVID-19 and social injustices continue to negatively impact communities across the state. Given this year’s theme, Leading Change in a New Normal, we would like to pay special recognition to those who have been involved in transformative community health leadership efforts this past year.

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

  • Outstanding Community Health Center Employee
  • Visionary Leader in the “New Normal”
  • Telehealth Innovator

Please reference the eligibility and selection criteria for each award below. To be considered, nominations must be received by close of business on Friday, September 3rd, 2021.

Award winners will be recognized during the 2021 Virtual Many Faces of Community Health Conference. Winners will receive a complimentary registration to attend the conference.

 

 


2021 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, and/or; 6) enhancing health center operations.

 

Visionary Leader in the “New Normal”

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 as they have adapted to a “New Normal”. Leaders for this category should demonstrate the following qualities: 1) supporting the health and well-being of their team/employees; 2) inspiring out of the box thinking and problem solving; 3) demonstrating bold and sound decision-making through uncertain times; 4) ensuring seamless communication and continued operations during the pandemic; 5) prompting positive changes that have had a large impacts and long-lasting effects; 6) adapting their care model to better meet the needs of employees and patients/clients; and 7) remaining dedicated to the organizational mission and committed to collective recovery/healing. Nominations should emphasize the visionary characteristics of the change agent and their intentions to continue leading change as we adjust to a “New Normal”.

 

Telehealth Innovator

Presented by the Many Faces of Community Health Conference

Eligibility: This award is open to individuals/teams who work for organizations 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, organization, or team. 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). *Nominated telehealth programs do not need to be new.

Award Criteria: This award is intended to recognize an extraordinary leader and innovator who has used telehealth to expand access to care to patients who may not have otherwise been reached. Nominated telehealth programs will be scored on the following criteria: 1) standardized use of a telehealth platform (i.e., have a standard operating procedure for telehealth use); 2) novel use of telehealth to increase access to needed health services; 3) use of creative strategies to remove barriers to implementation of telehealth; 4) adoption of innovative approaches to foster partnerships and collaboration, and; 5) telehealth program that is aimed at improving health outcomes and decreasing disparities in underserved and/or high-risk target populations. Additionally, the selected individual(s) and/or team will have demonstrated willingness to share their experiences and lessons learned with partners and peers throughout the state.

 


2020 Many Faces Award Winners

 

 

 

Click here for more information about the award winners

 


Other 2020 Many Faces Awards

Click here to view Senator Smith’s acceptance video.

 

Click here to view Representative McCollum’s acceptance video.