Marriott Conference Center at NCED 2801 East State Highway 9 Norman, OK 73071-1197
1st ANNUAL NEIL HANN AWARD
The Oklahoma Turning Point Council (OTPC) is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the first annual Neil Hann Award. This award was established to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the OTPC. The Neil Hann Award honors individuals who display innovation, inspiration, and leadership in creating a culture of health in Oklahoma.
Neil E. Hann, MPH, CHES
Neil retired from the Oklahoma State Department of Health in 2017 as Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Community and Family Health Services where he assisted with the oversight of 68 county health departments and major program areas such as Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Women Infant and Children (WIC). Prior to his last position, Mr. Hann was Director of the Community Development Service and oversaw six divisions including Turning Point – a statewide community engagement and health improvement initiative. He considers his work with Turning Point and many collaborative partners across Oklahoma as the highlight of his 34-year career.
The Neil Hann Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to protecting and promoting the health of Oklahomans beyond his or her normal work duties. Award recipients will be selected based on demonstrated achievements in the following areas:
- Providing leadership by illustrating either a breadth and/or a depth of guidance instrumental to achieved outcomes in the health of Oklahomans.
- Demonstrating a degree of innovation and creativity to positively influence the advancement of public health in his or her respective community.
- Inspiring collaboration through strategic partnerships or communities of practice amongst various sectors and diverse groups to create a culture of health in Oklahoma.
CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL FOR THE NEIL HANN AWARD.
The Neil Hann Award nominations for 2017 will close at 5pm on July 1, 2017.
2017 COMMUNITY HEALTH CHAMPION AWARD PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Oklahoma Turning Point Council’s Community Champion Award Program was established as a way to recognize the service and dedication of those that make our communities better. The OTPC encourages nominations of initiatives, projects or events in Oklahoma that contribute to health improvement and quality of life in the community it serves through strategic partnerships and/or coalition efforts. This year’s nomination application has five categories which align with flagship issues of the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan (OHIP 2020):
- Children’s Health
- Behavioral Health
Community Champion nominations for 2017 will close at 5pm on Friday, May 26, 2017. Thank you!
AWARD RECOGNITION & BENEFITS
Community Champions will be recognized at a special awards luncheon during the OTPC’s Annual Conference on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Marriott Conference Center at NCED in Norman, OK. Awardees will be notified of selection on or before June 30, 2017.
Each Community Champion Awardee will receive:
- Two (2) complimentary conference registrations for representatives of the partnership/program to attend conference events and award luncheon at no cost;
- Community Champion award;
- Promotion of award designation through OTPC communication channels/resources such as social media, website, conference agenda, photography services and others; and
- A video highlight of partnership/program efforts produced by a professional videographer.
NOMINATION & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
- OTPC will be utilizing JotForm to provide an efficient and simple electronic platform for Community Champion Award nominations.
- Please have all nomination information, narratives and supplemental documents prepared prior to completing application. Applications cannot be saved while in progress.
- Coalitions, strategic partnerships or organizations may submit one or more program nominations for one or more award categories.
- Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
- Supplemental documentation must be no more than five items. Supplemental documentation may include newspaper articles, photos, event flyers, coalition/organization websites, social media pages, letters of support, etc.
- The Community Champion application provides submission options in combination of five (5) file or image downloads and/or five (5) web links – to provide flexibility in the type of supplemental documents submitted with application.
- All supplemental documentation must be submitted with the application. Any supplemental documentation received after application submission will not be evaluated.
- All applications must be received electronically through the JotForm platform by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017.
CRITERIA & PROCEDURES FOR SELECTION
- Community Champion Award applications will be scored by volunteer evaluators representing various community sectors.
- Applicants are encouraged to view the OTPC Community Champion Award Criteria and Scoring Tool to assist with completing the nomination.
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