The Distinguished Community Service Award annually recognizes outstanding voluntary leadership of a specific initiative that is improving health and health care in the metropolitan New York area.
The award brings welcome attention to innovative, successful approaches to health care issues and needs--especially those affecting vulnerable and underserved populations. This year's presentation will take place at the UHF Gala on Monday evening, October 7, 2019.
Distinguished Community Service Award recipients are a diverse group, mirroring the New York area’s varied communities, strengths, and challenges, but each one:
— Plays a clear leadership role in creating or advancing a specific project or initiative of significant impact and benefit, improving the availability, affordability, or quality of health care services in the New York metropolitan area, especially for the disadvantaged, underserved, or uninsured or underinsured;
— Serves on an unpaid/voluntary basis, extending well beyond any activity that might be expected in his or her professional position.
Award recipients are selected from each year’s pool of nominees by a jury of health care and volunteer leaders.
How to Nominate Someone
Nominating someone is simple. Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
— Candidate's full name, title, business affiliation (if any), address, and telephone number.
— Brief description of the specific initiative, its significance, and its benefit to the community.
— Brief statement on the candidate's role in the project or initiative, specifically his or her voluntary leadership.
The nomination deadline is March 1, 2019.