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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.

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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 FOR THE NEIL HANN AWARD FACT SHEET.

2017 COMMUNITY HEALTH CHAMPION AWARD

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):

  • Tobacco
  • Obesity
  • Children’s Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Other

 OTPC AWARD RECOGNITION & BENEFITS

The Neil Hann Award and Community Champion Award recipients 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 prior to the conference. 

The Neil Hann Award recipient will receive:

  • One (1) complimentary conference registration to attend conference events and award luncheon at no cost;
  • The Neil Hann award;
  • Promotion of award designation through OTPC communication channels/resources such as social media, website, conference agenda, photography services and others; and 

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.

AWARD NOMINATION & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  • OTPC will be utilizing JotForm to provide an efficient and simple electronic platform for nominations.  Please click on the corresponding link below to access the application.
  • Please have all nomination information, narratives and supplemental documents prepared prior to completing application. Applications cannot be saved while in progress.
  • Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
  • For Community Champion Awards, 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.
  • All letters of support and supplemental documentation must be submitted with the application. Any supplemental documentation received after application submission will not be evaluated. 

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. 

 CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A GROUP FOR A COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD! 

 Community Champion nominations for 2017 will close at 5pm on May, 26, 2017. 

 

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

OK Turning Point Council

Email: okturningpointcouncil@yahoo.com

 

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