Awards

The Awards Committee for the 2019 Communities Joined in Action (CJA) National Conference is requesting nominations for membership awards. The awards will be presented during the Annual Conference being held April 24-26, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand in Seattle, WA. This is your invitation to recognize CJA members for their contributions to community health. Individuals or groups involved in any aspect of community health should be nominated for these leadership awards.

Please review the criteria for each award and select the category most suited to your nominee’s accomplishments. Award nomination forms are specific to each award category. You are not limited in the number of nominations you can submit; however, each nomination needs to be on a separate form.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS March 15, 2019
Nominations received after that date cannot be guaranteed consideration.

Health Transformation: CJA members and friends are encouraged to nominate an individual, organization, or community health coalition / collaborative that has demonstrated a breakthrough model that achieves better health outcomes, reduces inequities / disparities and or promotes a culture of health – and is adaptable in other settings.

Grassroots Political Engagement: CJA members and friends are encouraged to nominate leaders with exceptional skills in organizing grassroots participation and or utilizing the policy / political process to advance health improvement and equity work. This award may be given to an individual, agency or a community health coalition / collaborative.

Emerging Leader in Health Transformation: CJA members and friends are encouraged to nominate extraordinary community health leaders, in the field for 10 years or less, 40 years old or younger, and with a demonstrated commitment to health and equity.

Marilyn Hughes Gaston Health Equity: CJA members and friends are encouraged to nominate leaders who have significant influence on theory, policy and or practices that address health disparities and promote equity.

Mary Lou Andersen Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Transformation: The CJA Board of Directors nominates individuals who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to community health and equity.

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