Native Behavioral Health Award: Call for Nominations

In an effort to honor individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved American Indian and Alaska Native behavioral health, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites nominations for the Native Behavioral Health Award. NIHB created this award to recognize excellence, achievement, and innovations that are above and beyond the call of service.  NIHB recognizes that behavioral health is important to Native health and wellness, and that Tribes have led the way in creating and implementing behavioral health programming and services that align not only with contemporary needs, but with cultural beliefs as well.  This award will highlight the work and vision of an individual, organization, Tribe or program that has worked to improve behavioral health status, implement new programming, address long standing health disparities, and/or increase the visibility of behavioral health concerns.

NIHB will present the award at the Annual National Tribal Behavioral Health Conference in Washington, DC during a plenary session. All nominations should be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, May 25, 2018. The winner will be notified within three weeks upon close of the nominations.

Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018 by 11:59 pm ET

Anyone may submit nominations. To learn more or submit your nomination, click HERE

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Learn more about the AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference HERE