August 18, 2021

Innovation Award Nominations Now Open!

At this year’s Pinehurst Conference, we will once again take the opportunity to highlight some of the great programs and services going on in NC with the presentation of the 2021 Innovation Awards.  We have adapted and updated some of the categories to better reflect today’s circumstances and to focus on areas of importance.  In 2020, the Innovation awards focus was on 2020’s Challenges. 

This year’s categories are:

Quality Innovation – Organizations that demonstrate commitment to innovation in the quality of services by demonstrating improved treatment through measurable outcomes that result in success in the lives of the individuals served.

Technology – Innovativetechnologies that assist individuals with any of the following:  care access, independence, self-care, self-determination or advocacy.

Whole Person Care – Integrative approaches to services and supports through partnerships and innovation that demonstrate and address a multi-disciplinary focus, including Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). 

Person-Driven Initiatives – Initiativesthat bring together community partners/stakeholders to promote the inclusion of individuals in their services, supports and local communities.

Individual and Family Initiatives – Programs or services led by individuals and/or family members to improve the lives of those served in the public MH/IDD/SUD system.

Make a Nomination

The Innovation Awards seek to recognize innovation in services, advocacy and programming that increase integrated, whole person approaches to care using inventive methods, tools and partnerships.  Nominations will be accepted from any individual or from any organization(s) serving those who utilize NC’s publicly funded MH/IDD/SUD service system. 

Nominations are Due on October 4th