NWRPCA Summit Award Nomination
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The Summit Award honors an individual within the NWRPCA membership who has reached a singular level of achievement in a particular area of expertise or service. Each year the area of selection is determined by NWRPCA.  NWRPCA awards are given at our Annual Membership Meeting at the Spring Primary Care Conference in May.


The 2016 Summit Award will be given to an outstanding leader of the integration of social determinants of health within a community health center. 

Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes.


Many community health centers provide services to meet unmet social needs, including housing, transportation, and outreach.  We are looking for a leader at a health center who has done an exceptional job integrating social determinants of health, above and beyond providing enabling services, especially outside the walls of the health center.


Summit Award Nominations are due by April 1, 2016


Who May Nominate?

Any staff or board member of an NWRPCA health center or other organizational member, an individual member of NWRPCA, or an employee of any NWRPCA partner or associate.

Criteria for Assessing Nominations


  1. Is employed by a health center that is a member of NWRPCA.
  2. Has provided leadership in the integration of social determinants of health within a community health center.
  3. Has realized some measurable, positive outcomes as a result of this integration.

Process for Selecting the Best Candidate

  1. Member Services Coordinator will solicit and receive nominations from the membership, partners and associates.
  2. An outside judging panel established by the Member Services Coordinator will review the nominations and make their determination solely on the basis of the written nominations.
  3. If all candidates’ nominations reflect all criteria listed above, judges will determine which candidate’s background most strongly reflects the stated criteria.

Please use the online form below to complete your nomination. 


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