The County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Board is
seeking Community Heroes Awards nominees.
intent is to recognize eleven (11) members/organizations who
have made an extraordinary difference and improved the quality of lives by
supporting people and/or their families with behavioral health
challenges. The nomination period will close on February 29, 2020.
Please visit the link here to submit a nomination: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bhbheroes
Heroes Award Categories:
Agency: An agency whose services for individuals with behavioral health
challenges are consumer & family-focused, professional, caring,
compassionate, and innovative. The agency goes beyond the standard
services/treatment and truly seeks to improve a client’s/consumer’s quality of
Consumer/Client: An individual who has
received behavioral health services, has demonstrated impressive personal
achievements and has provided hope, inspiration or knowledge to others facing
Educator: A professional educator
who has taken extra steps in providing behavioral health services by going beyond
their job description. Nominee may be an instructor, behavioral health
professional, coach, counselor, etc.
Elected Official: A current elected
official who has provided exemplary service in advocating for those with
behavioral health challenges and/or is working to eliminate the stigma and
stereotypes that surround these diseases.
Faith-Based: A faith-based
organization that has provided extraordinary services, which include community
Family Member: An individual who has a
family member that receives behavioral health services and who has contributed
to improving the lives of families who are impacted by behavioral health
challenges through advocacy, programs, or activities that reach beyond their
own family circumstances to have an impact on the community and/or service
Media: A Media Community Hero provides helpful information through news outlets, guiding people to appropriate mental health resources. In their coverage/reporting, they successfully follow the national recommendations and guidelines for reporting on suicide.
Mover and Shaker: A person who has
recognized critical behavioral health needs in the greater community and has created and promoted collaborative, innovative and creative
initiatives that serve those in need.
Young Mover and Shaker: A person under the age
of 26 who has recognized critical behavioral health needs in the greater
community and has created and promoted collaborative, innovative and
creative initiatives that serve those in need.
Program: A behavioral health
program that provides unique services that have had an extraordinary
impact on consumers, family members, and community.
Volunteer: An individual who has
made an impact on the behavioral health community and is not compensated
monetarily for their efforts.
Additional Award Criteria:
A. Behavioral Health Board members and their families are not eligible for
B. Nominations are preferred for recent activity but a long term activity or
service may be recognized.
C. Awards are limited to nominees who either reside in or provide services in
the County of Santa Clara.
All nominations will be reviewed by the Behavioral Health Board Selection Committee and the final award recipients will be voted on by the Behavioral Health Board. Awards will be presented to the selected recipients at the 9th Annual Behavioral Health Community Heroes Awards on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Three Flames Restaurant.
For additional information or help with completing the nomination form, please contact:
Jessie Ferguson I 408.885.3642 I email@example.com