Healthy communities not only improve the physical health of residents, but also impacts overall economic sustainability. Community Health Leadership Awards, developed by the Sumner County Health Committee (SCHC), were established to recognize and acknowledge individuals, organizations, and groups that, over the past year, have made contributions to improving the health and quality of life of Sumner County residents. This is the third anniversary for the annual award ceremony established by the SCHC.
“This is an excellent opportunity to recognize individuals and groups that are committed to improving the health of the community. Their contributions often go unrecognized," said committee member Hal Hendricks, director of the Sumner County Health Department.
Nominees should be directly responsible for advancing the health of the Sumner County community through their actions by:
* Mobilizing individuals, resources and organizations to tackle a community health issue;
* Developing new services or support to improve the health of a specific population;
* Increasing the level of awareness of an important health issue in Sumner County.
Candidates are nominated by their peers and other individuals throughout the community. From there, a team comprised of SCHC members will select the winning candidates. Award categories are designated for individuals, local government, business, educators and lifetime achievement.
For questions, contact the Sumner County Health Department at 615-206-1115.
An event was held on Thursday, March 17th at the Sumner County Administration Building to honor our award winners.
The 2016 award winners were:
- Educator Winner: Unity learning Center
- Business Winner: Salvus Center
- Government: Volunteer State Community College
- Individual Winners: Lugene Sloan, Ken Hirth
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