BHECN Annual Awards Nominations

Annual Awards

Accepting Nominations - Due October 22, 2021

You are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 BHECN’s Annual Awards. The awards recognize people who have made significant contributions towards improving behavioral health for people living in Nebraska.

There are three award categories: two categories recognize students, trainees, or professionals. The third category recognizes individuals or people who live with mental illness.


2021 Ambassador Award

The Ambassador Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of an individual student or early career professional to reach out to other students/providers in building the future behavioral health care workforce across the state of Nebraska.

Criteria
Focus on rural and/or underserved populations
Demonstrated commitment to practice in Nebraska
Activities related to workforce recruitment and mentoring activities
Commitment/recognition of multidisciplinary approach to behavioral health

Past recipients:
• Marin Broucek, M.D. and Nate Bruce, D.O.
• Melissa O’Dell, M.D. and Tara Sjuts, Ph.D.
• Anitra Warrior, Ph.D. and Catherine Jones-Hazledine, Ph.D.
• Kristen Hembree, Ph.D. and Nancy Foster, Ph.D.
• Shanna Rosentrater, LMHP and Ciera Afrank
• Carrie Howton, Ph.D., LIMHP and Kim Hill, Ph.D., LP, NCSP

Click here for the nomination form for the Ambassador Award 

 


2021 Champion Award

The Champion Award recognizes outstanding service and outreach to the behavioral health community by a student, trainee, or health care professional. (BHECN started giving out this award in 2020.)

Criteria
Ongoing service to the behavioral health community in Nebraska
Impact on education and awareness of behavioral health issues in the broader community
Ongoing consumer focus beyond the needs of self/loved one
Scope of impact/sustainability of actions

Past recipients:
• Ann Young, PMHNP, APRN and Chelsea S. Turner

Click here for the nomination form for the Champion Award


2021 Courage Award


The Courage Award recognizes outstanding service and outreach to the community by a consumer of behavioral health services or a family member.

Criteria
Ongoing service to the behavioral health community in Nebraska
Impact on education and awareness of behavioral health issues in the broader community
Ongoing consumer focus beyond the needs of self/loved one
Scope or impact/sustainability of actions

Past recipients:
• Kristi Barth
• Amie Nelson
• Robert Donlan
• Jennifer Alquicira
• Havalynn Russell and Marion Perry-Burse

Click here for the nomination form for the Courage Award 

 


View the Awards Video from 2020

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