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The National Council Awards of Excellence are our opportunity to elevate those at the forefront of innovation and dedication to exceptional quality and compassionate care. Recipients represent some of the most prestigious and influential individuals and organizations working to strengthen behavioral health care and support our communities.

The National Council is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards of Excellence, which will be presented at a gala event at NatCon18, in Washington, DC.

Apply for the 2018 Awards of Excellence or nominate someone else by completing the Application Form.

The National Council is also proud to partner with Scattergood Foundation for the 6th Annual Scattergood Innovation Award.

The 2018 Awards of Excellence categories honor nominees for the following categories:

  • Doc of the Year: Recognizes a psychiatrist or physician who has gone above and
    beyond the call of duty, empowering patients to define their own goals and providing
    the encouragement and support to help them achieve their dreams.
  • Excellence in Addictions Treatment: Recognizes an organization that has
    provided effective addictions education and prevention programs in the community
    or improved treatment outcomes for people with addictions disorders through
    innovative, science-based programs and services.
  • Excellence in Advocacy (Individual or Organizational): Honors an individual or
    organization that has demonstrated exemplary efforts and results over the last 12
    months advocating for legislative or regulatory policies that increase access to
    mental health and substance use services.
  • Excellence in Advocacy by an Elected Official: Honors a state or local elected
    official who has demonstrated exemplary efforts and results over the last 12 months
    promoting behavioral health policies that increase access to mental health and
    substance use services.
  • Excellence in Behavioral Health Care Management: Recognizes an individual, program
    or organization that has demonstrated effective and innovative programs currently in
    use to minimize risk and liability, improve access to mental health and addiction
    treatment services, nurture workforce skills or enhance the customer experience.
  • Excellence in Mental Health First Aid Community Impact: Recognizes an
    organization that has demonstrated commitment and made extensive and
    significant impact on the community through delivery of Mental Health First Aid USA
    (adult and/or youth) trainings.
  • Excellence in Technology: Recognizes an organization that uses new
    technologies — including mobile, web, social media and remote/virtual care delivery
    — to achieve operational efficiencies and improve access to care, treatment, support
    and health outcomes for persons with mental illnesses and addictions.
  • Excellence in Whole Person Care: Recognizes a health care organization that has
    achieved primary and behavioral health integration to address the whole health
    needs of the people it serves and/or has developed innovative ways to promote
    health and wellness.
  • Peer Specialist of the Year: Recognizes a person with a lived experience of mental
    illness who works in a health care organization and uses his or her strengths to help
    peers on their road to recovery from mental illness.
  • Visionary Leadership: Recognizes an individual (staff or volunteer) who has
    demonstrated outstanding leadership in the behavioral health care field, improving
    the lives of individuals with mental illnesses and addictions disorders and helping
    them live full lives in their communities.

Details

Date:
January 15
Website:
https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/about/awards/