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Outstanding Rural Health Awards

Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm Central

Twelve awardees will be honored at the 2022 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.

Rural Health Awards

Public Health Awards

Submit a Nomination

NOTE: In addition to your nomination request, you must attach three letters of support during submission of the nomination form.

Nomination Considerations

We encourage you to "toot your own horn" and nominate those who you work with, whom you believe deserving of this statewide recognition.

If you have nominated an individual or a program in a prior year, and that individual or program did not receive an award, please consider doing so again. Each year many worthy nominations are made but only one award per category can be distributed. It seems a shame that some very worthy nominees are only nominated once. The nomination committee strongly encourages re-submissions. Persistence can yield dividends.

Please consider making your nominations early for the 2022 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.

Video Requirement

Individuals, who nominate a SELECTED awardee will be responsible for coordinating a very brief video that demonstrates why the awardee is deserving of the award and gives them the opportunity to make an acceptance speech. The video also gives the awardee an opportunity to speak to their work; and thank and acknowledge colleagues, family, etc. Video footage, recorded locally, will be sent to the Center for Rural Health (CRH) and staff will edit to create a 3-5 minute video that will be shown at the awards banquet. Do NOT submit a video with your nomination.

Please don’t let this deter you from making a nomination. CRH staff will work with you to provide assistance and ideas, as needed, on how to best capture the video footage.

Presentation of Awards

The awards will be presented at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health on June 8, 2022 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Deadline for submission of award nominations is February 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm Central. If you do not receive notification within that we have received your application, please call Kylie at (701) 777-5380.