2022 ARIZONA RURAL HEALTH SERVICE AWARDS
Act now to nominate your favorite rural health Volunteer, Professional, or Program.
The Arizona Rural Health Service Awards honor outstanding rural health volunteers, professionals, and programs for their dedication and commitment to improving the health of rural residents of our state. Each year the Arizona Rural Health Association (AzRHA) recognizes the award winners at the annual Arizona Rural Health Conference. This year, the conference will be held on June 15 and 16, both virtually and in person at the High-Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. The winners will receive a free one-year membership in the Arizona Rural Health Association and a beautiful award plaque.
Nominations must be submitted to the Awards Committee by Friday, May 20, 2022
The Committee will use the established criteria and the supporting material to determine the nominee for each award. Award recipients will be notified of the selections no later than Friday, May 21, 2021. Award winners will be honored at the Annual Rural Health Service Awards Luncheon during the Arizona Rural Health Conference June 15 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and highlighted in the Awards Luncheon Program.
If you have any questions, please contact Holly Figueroa at Holly.Figueroa@azblue.com
Click the link below to complete the nomination form.
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING FOUR CATEGORIES:
RONALD S. WEINSTEIN TELEHEALTH INNOVATION
The Ronald S. Weinstein Innovation Award recognizes an individual who has pioneered the use of telehealth technology and/or telehealth policy that advanced healthcare access for people living in rural and/or remote areas of Arizona. Consideration will be given to letters of support, publications and other materials submitted as evidence.
DISTINGUISHED MARTHA ORTIZ VOLUNTEER
The Distinguished Martha Ortiz Volunteer Award honors an individual who has contributed extensive time, dedication, and commitment to supporting a rural health program or project that is making an identifiable difference in the health care provided to people in Arizona's rural and/or medically underserved communities. This award also considers an individual who has been a strong advocate in influencing and shaping policies and programs that impact the provision of health care to residents of rural and/or medically underserved communities in Arizona.
EXCEPTIONAL RURAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
The Exceptional Rural Health Professional Award recognizes an individual for leadership in bringing health services to rural populations. The Professional Award is meant to be inclusive of all health disciplines (e.g., dentistry, optometry, nursing, behavioral health, public health, administrator, etc.). Factors taken into consideration include providing or promoting outstanding care, involvement in the community, and lasting contributions to the health care system. This award acknowledges significant contribution to rural health through distinguished personal leadership.
INSPIRING RURAL HEALTH PROGRAM
The Inspiring Rural Health Program Award recognizes a program within a community, at the local or state level, that involves one or more health professionals or entities, and promotes or facilitates the development of rural health delivery systems. Factors considered include coordination of services, networking and collaboration, innovation in development and implementation, and lasting impact of the program. This award honors excellence in the provision of health services to rural and/or other medically underserved people.
About the Association
Established in 1994, the Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc. (AzRHA) serves as an independent organization after serving as the Advisory Committee of the Arizona Center for Rural Health for many years.
Learn more about the association here.
Arizona Rural Health Association
Phone: (928) 222-2289