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Nominations sought for Healthy Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods Spirit of Community Award

This new award is to recognize two individuals or entities who have implemented exceptional programs and or policies that have demonstrated measurable improvements in the health and wellness of the Grosse Pointes or Harper Woods communities. The inaugural award will be presented at the October Healthy Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods meeting. Deadline for submission is September 1st. 

Award Categories:  One Healthy Grosse Pointe Harper Woods Spirit of the Community Award will be given for each category (Leadership and Community Champion). Please submit a narrative (maximum 500 words) describing why the nominee should win the award. Narratives should include a description of the nominee’s personal and leadership attributes that qualify them for this award, which reference to HGPHW’s values – collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation and integrity. Other items to be covered in the narrative include:

Leadership Champion

This award will recognize an individual in a leadership position who has championed policies that have elevated their organization’s community health practices and promoting health equality. Describe how the nominee has developed and/or implemented policies or strategies that have facilitated continual improvement of the community they serve, particularly regarding at-risk populations. What was the impetus for developing this strategy? What communities/populations were impacted by this policy/strategy? How was data collected and utilized to identify measurable outcomes? How have the efforts of the individual contributed to the success of the policy or strategy? How are community partners engaged?

Community Champion

This award will recognize an individual working in the community/population health field with a demonstrated commitment to implementing programs benefiting at-risk populations and promoting health equality. Describe how the nominee led the program implementation and has facilitated improvement for the health of the community they serve, particularly in regard to at-risk populations. What are the project goals? How has it evolved? What barriers and successes have been experienced? What are the unique elements of this program that set it apart or contribute most to its success? What scorecards, dashboards or results were utilized in the program’s implementation? What elements of the project could be replicable by other individuals and/or organizations?

Eligibility Requirements: Nominees must meet the following requirements: Open to all, including HGPHW members Their organization’s mission aligns with HGPHW’s values – collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation and integrity.

Winners will receive a press release with photo, blog and website recognition and award presentation with special gift at the October community coalition meeting.

Send nominations to Suzanne.Berschback@Beaumont.org



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