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2018 Awards Celebration

Join us for the 2018 Awards of Excellence on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 during NatCon18 in Washington, DC and help us celebrate the influential individuals and organizations working to strengthen behavioral health care and support our communities.

Become an Awards of Excellence table sponsor to reserve premiere seating for your group of 10 people. As a table sponsor at the Awards, your organization will also earn recognition during the awards ceremony and in the NatCon18 Final Program. Or, purchase individual seats for first-come, first-served seating.

Table Sponsor Packages

$12,500 “Gold” Sponsor

  • Two tables (20 reserved seats)
  • On-screen visibility for your organization at the Awards event
  • Logo on final awards dinner program
  • Logo table sign at the awards event
  • Pop up sign at NatCon
  • NatCon app ad
  • NatCon program ad (full page)

$9,000 “Silver” Sponsor

  • Two tables (20 reserved seats)
  • On-screen visibility for your organization at the awards event
  • Logo on final awards dinner program
  • Logo table sign at the awards event
  • Pop up sign at NatCon

$3,000 “Bronze” Sponsor

  • One Table (10 reserved seats)
  • On-screen visibility for your organization
  • Logo on final awards dinner program
  • Logo table sign at the awards event

2018 Honorees

2018 Awards of Excellence Honorees

This year’s honorees include technological innovators, integration pioneers, systems leaders, frontline clinicians, elected officials protecting behavioral health and more. Regardless of where they come from, they are all game-changers. Check out the full list of honorees below, and don’t forget to reserve your seat today or become a sponsor to get premium reserved seating and support the 2018 honorees..

  • Martha Whitecotton, Atrium Health
    Visionary Leadership, Sponsored by National Council
  • John Van Camp, Southwest Solutions
    Visionary Leadership, Sponsored by National Council
  • Terry Crocker, Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
    Visionary Leadership, Sponsored by National Council
  • David Woodlock, ICL
    Visionary Leadership, Sponsored by National Council
  • Howard Hitzel, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc
    Visionary Leadership, Sponsored by National Council
  • Christian Moher, Community Partners Integrated Healthcare
    Doctor of the Year, Sponsored by Envolve
  • Emily Grossman, The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
    Peer Specialist of the Year, Sponsored by Envolve
  • Mental Health Center of Denver
    Excellence in Behavioral Health Care Management, Sponsored by Negley
  • Helen Ross McNabb Center
    Excellence in Addictions Treatment, Sponsored by MyStrength
  • Senator Jim Denning, Kansas State Legislature and Representative Kathy Wolfe Moore, Kansas State Legislature
    Excellence in Advocacy by an Elected Official, Sponsored by Sunovion
  • Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association
    Excellence in Advocacy by an Organization, Sponsored by Sunovion
  • Constance Peters, Association for Behavioral Healthcare
    Excellence in Advocacy by an Individual, Sponsored by Sunovion
  • Crisis Tech 360, LLC
    Excellence in Technology, Sponsored by Qualifacts
  • Memorial Healthcare System
    Excellence in Whole Person Care, Sponsored by Envolve
  • The Southern Arizona Mental Health First Aid Program
    Excellence in Mental Health First Aid Community Impact, Sponsored by Mental Health First Aid
  • Netsmart
    Mental Health First Aid Business Leadership Award, Sponsored by Mental Health First Aid

Award Categories

  • Champions of Excellence: Recognizes an organization or program that promotes professional development in the behavioral health field with respect to retention strategies, diversity, and training structure.​
  • Doc of the Year: Recognizes a psychiatrist or physician who has gone above and
    beyond the call of duty, empowering patients to define their own goals and providing
    the encouragement and support to help them achieve their dreams.
  • Excellence in Addictions Treatment: Recognizes an organization that has
    provided effective addictions education and prevention programs in the community
    or improved treatment outcomes for people with addictions disorders through
    innovative, science-based programs and services.
  • Excellence in Advocacy (Individual or Organizational): Honors an individual or
    organization that has demonstrated exemplary efforts and results over the last 12
    months advocating for legislative or regulatory policies that increase access to
    mental health and substance use services.
  • Excellence in Advocacy by an Elected Official: Honors a state or local elected
    official who has demonstrated exemplary efforts and results over the last 12 months
    promoting behavioral health policies that increase access to mental health and
    substance use services.
  • Excellence in Behavioral Health Care Management: Recognizes an individual, program
    or organization that has demonstrated effective and innovative programs currently in
    use to minimize risk and liability, improve access to mental health and addiction
    treatment services, nurture workforce skills or enhance the customer experience.
  • Excellence in Mental Health First Aid Community Impact: Recognizes an
    organization that has demonstrated commitment and made extensive and
    significant impact on the community through delivery of Mental Health First Aid USA
    (adult and/or youth) trainings.
  • Excellence in Technology: Recognizes an organization that uses new
    technologies — including mobile, web, social media and remote/virtual care delivery
    — to achieve operational efficiencies and improve access to care, treatment, support
    and health outcomes for persons with mental illnesses and addictions.
  • Excellence in Whole Person Care: Recognizes a health care organization that has
    achieved primary and behavioral health integration to address the whole health
    needs of the people it serves and/or has developed innovative ways to promote
    health and wellness.
  • Peer Specialist of the Year: Recognizes a person with a lived experience of mental
    illness who works in a health care organization and uses his or her strengths to help
    peers on their road to recovery from mental illness.
  • Visionary Leadership: Recognizes an individual (staff or volunteer) who has
    demonstrated outstanding leadership in the behavioral health care field, improving
    the lives of individuals with mental illnesses and addictions disorders and helping
    them live full lives in their communities.

 

6th Annual Scattergood Innovation Award

The National Council is also proud to partner with Scattergood Foundation for the 6th Annual Scattergood Innovation Award.

The Scattergood Innovation Award recognizes innovative programs, policies, products, and/or technologies which challenge how behavioral health is currently viewed, organized, and practiced. The winner of the Innovation Award will receive $25,000 to go toward their innovative program. Apply here.


Thank you to our supporters

 

Questions about this year’s awards? Email Awards@TheNationalCouncil.org or call 866-362-0505.

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