Awards

Do you know an individual or organization deserving of recognition for their efforts in the behavioral health field? Please take the time to complete a nomination form.
The deadline for submission is Friday, June 9, 2017.

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Individual of the Year Awards

- Public Citizen of the Year
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Elected Official of the Year

Sometimes, just one person can make an incredible difference in a community that impacts the quality of life for persons with mental illness and/or substance addiction or promotes the importance of substance use prevention.

It may be a volunteer who went above and beyond in helping a center or person in need; or a staff member who created an innovative program, excelled with a client, or educated their community. Valued help can also be found from an elected official—a mayor, council member, representative and others serving his or her community—who galvanized their constituents, created a program or changed policy that positively impacted the behavioral health community.

This year the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is launching two annual statewide awards—one to honor a public citizen and another to recognize an elected official. If you know a public citizen or elected official who you believe deserves recognition for their work in this area, please complete the form below.

Award Benefits and Recognition:

  • Recognized during the Award Program at the Texas Behavioral Health Institute on Wednesday, August 2 between 10:30 am and 12 pm.
  • Recognition on HHSC and Institute websites.
  • One complimentary registration for the winner to the Texas Behavioral Health Institute.

 

Nominate a Citizen or Official

 

Organization of the Year Award

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) values the critical role that community partners play in helping the state achieve its goal of enhancing and enriching the quality of life for persons with mental illness and/or substance addictions in Texas.

This year, HHSC is launching an annual statewide award to honor an organization that collaborates within their community to provide services that truly make a difference for individuals with behavioral health needs. If you know an organization or community collaborative that you believe should be recognized for their work in this area, please complete the form below.

Award Benefits and Recognition:

  • Recognized during the Award Program at the Texas Behavioral Health Institute on Wednesday, August 2 between 10:30 am and 12 pm.
  • Recognition on HHSC and Institute websites.
  • One complimentary registration for an organization representative to the Texas Behavioral Health Institute.

 

Nominate an Organization