Arizona Behavioral Health Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again!  Have you submitted your nominations for the Arizona Behavioral Health Awards? 

Deadline is no later than June 15th!

Since its inception in 2005, the Arizona Behavioral Health Awards have been presented to individuals and agencies throughout the state for their significant contributions to improvements in, access to, and impact of publicly funded behavioral health care services to Arizonans.

Check out the award categories below:

The Legacy Award recognizes the career of a behavioral health leader.

The Cultural Heritage Award recognizes an individual or agency that has brought cultural distinction to the behavioral health field.

The Leadership in Advocacy Award recognizes an individual who has championed policies that enhance behavioral health services in Arizona.

The Legislative Leadership Award recognizes an elected official who has helped strengthen allocation from behavioral health services.

The Leadership in Services Award recognizes an individual who has excelled in the provision of behavioral health services.

Last year’s honorees include:

Dr. Michael Franczak (Legacy Award), former Chief of Operations for Marc Community Resources in Mesa, AZ, and current Director of Population Health for Partners in Recovery LLC in Phoenix.

Benjamin Runkle (Cultural Heritage Award), former Associate General Counsel for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCS) and current Attorney with Milligan Lawless, P.C.

Kathy Bashor (Leadership in Advocacy Award), Manager of the Office of Individual and Family Affairs at the AHCCCS.

Peggy Chase (Leadership in Services Award), President and CEO of Terros Health.

Rep. Debbie McCune Davis (Legislative Leadership Award - 2016), Arizona State Senator, District 13.

For more detailed information on their accomplishments as well as previous award winners over the past few years, click here.

Winners will be announced (prior to) then awarded Thursday, July 19th, at the 19th annual Summer Institute conference in Flagstaff, AZGet your nominations in now!