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The National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s 2021 Advocacy Leadership Awards, supported by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recognize individuals and organizations that have led legislative or regulatory advocacy and public policy efforts to expand access to services and supports for persons with mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Every day and across the country, mental health and substance use treatment professionals are stepping up to provide vital services to the people they serve. Their selfless efforts, advocacy and commitment to delivering care at all costs is saving lives and strengthening communities.

We want to bring them to the forefront! But we need your help:

  • Do you know of an individual or organization that is raising the behavioral health care bar?
  • Do you know of an elected official who has gone above and beyond to advocate for the needs of those with a mental illness and/or substance use challenge?
  • Is there a particular community champion you would like to recognize on a national scale?

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Advocacy Leadership Awards, held during Hill Day 2021.

Help us recognize individuals and organizations for their achievements in community, state and federal advocacy – nominate yourself or someone you know for the following awards:

  • Award for Individual Achievement in Advocacy – In honor of an individual who has demonstrated exemplary efforts and results in advocating for legislative or regulatory policies that increase access to mental health and substance use services.
  • Award for Organizational Achievement in Advocacy – In honor of an organization that has demonstrated exemplary efforts and results in advocating for legislative or regulatory policies that increase access to mental health and substance use services.
  • Award for Public Service in Advocacy – In honor of a state or local elected official who has demonstrated exemplary efforts and results in promoting behavioral health policies that increase access to mental health and substance use services.

Shine a spotlight on the health care heroes in your community – submit a nomination for an Advocacy Leadership Award by Friday, August 27. Learn about last year’s award winners!

A special thank you to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for sponsoring the 2021 Advocacy Leadership Awards. Sunovion is a leading global pharmaceutical company focused on the innovative application of science and medicine to help people with serious medical conditions. With patients at the center of everything it does, Sunovion has charted new paths to life-transforming treatments that reflect ongoing investments in research and development and an unwavering commitment to support people with psychiatry, neurology and respiratory conditions.