Sometimes, just one person can make an incredible difference in a community that impacts the quality of life for persons with mental illness and/or substance addiction or promotes the importance of substance use prevention.
It may be a volunteer who went above and beyond in helping a center or person in need; or a staff member who created an innovative program, excelled with a client, or educated their community. Valued help can also be found from an elected official—a mayor, council member, representative and others serving his or her community—who galvanized their constituents, created a program or changed policy that positively impacted the behavioral health community.
This year the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is launching two annual statewide awards—one to honor a public citizen and another to recognize an elected official. If you know a public citizen or elected official who you believe deserves recognition for their work in this area, please complete the form below.
2017 Public Citizen of the Year
Colleen Horton - Hogg Foundation
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) values the critical role that community partners play in helping the state achieve its goal of enhancing and enriching the quality of life for persons with mental illness and/or substance addictions in Texas.
This year, HHSC is launching an annual statewide award to honor an organization that collaborates within their community to provide services that truly make a difference for individuals with behavioral health needs. If you know an organization or community collaborative that you believe should be recognized for their work in this area, please complete the form below.
2017 Organization of the Year
Tarrant County Challenge