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Nomination Requirements

Each nominee is assessed across the following: committing to sustainable system changes with community impact in the field of behavioral health, providing quality research and/or services to the community, and vision for the future with long-term solutions. Nominees must meet the following criteria listed below and complete the nomination form by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020.


Minimum Mental Health Award Criteria
  • An African-American mental health or public health professional
  • A resident of the St. Louis region
  • Fifteen (15) years’ experience in mental/public health or a related field
  • Experience of the candidate must have a youth component satisfied through work in education, volunteer work or professional practice
  • Professional or volunteer efforts should include a St. Louis County Children’s Service service area