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Leslie Day-Harrell Named Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate

Jackson Healthcare Names Leslie Day-Harrell as Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate

ATLANTA, GA, May 10, 2018 – Jackson Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare staffing services, announced the promotion of Leslie Day-Harrell to Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate. In this capacity, Day-Harrell is responsible for the company’s rapidly expanding physical footprint on Northwinds Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia, including a striking $100 million expansion project.

Now in her seventh year with Jackson Healthcare’s corporate real estate team, Leslie is leading the corporate campus expansion designed to accommodate 1,400 new associates in 306,000 additional square feet. The projectincludes an eight-story office building, a 1,385-car parking deck, and an employee amenities building featuring a state of the art gym, indoor pool, full-service restaurant for associates, hair salon and barber, dry cleaner, chiropractor and massage therapy, and spray-tanning studio.  The additions to the distinctive, Italianate campus will accommodate the company’s double digit growth and enhance its culture of associate care and wellness.  Leslie has been integral in dealing with all aspects of the expansion including legal, financial, architectural, construction, and permitting.

“Leslie is an extraordinary team member who has contributed immensely to the experience of every Jackson associate,” said Jennifer Dangar, Chief of Corporate Operations.  “Leslie manages both detail and big picture with aplomb.  We are fortunate to have someone of her stature to oversee such a huge undertaking.”  Beyond the current corporate expansion, her responsibilities include leading the facilities and property management team and managing real estate on behalf of the company.

Leslie has been managing corporate real estate in Atlanta since 1994 and has earned the Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations. She has been the recipient of multiple national and local awards in the property management industry. Prior to joining Jackson Healthcare, Day-Harrell was a senior property manager with Childress Klein Properties. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm by revenue, is comprised of highly-specialized healthcare staffing companies which help over 1,300 healthcare facilities serve more than 7 million patients annually. It is the 17th largest private company in Atlanta, with nearly $1 billion in revenue. Its 1,300 associates live the mission of improving the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone they touch. Jackson Healthcare is routinely acknowledged as an employer of choice, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Place to Work” since 2005 and Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma in 2018.

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Media Contact: Jessica Lacy, 678-690-7883, jlacy@jacksonhealthcare.com

Fortune Magazine’s Best Health Care Workplaces

Alpharetta’s Jackson Healthcare Debuts on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma List

ATLANTA, GA, April 10, 2018 – Jackson Healthcare an Alpharetta-based provider of healthcare staffing services, debuted today at number six on Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma list.

The list, compiled by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune, considered input from nearly 100,000 employees in the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Great Place to Work evaluated more than 50 elements of employees’ experiences on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.

“This Fortune nod recognizes the incredible culture that has been created by our associates,” said Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare. “Jackson Healthcare associates work every day to fulfill our mission of improving the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone we touch, and it is because of them that our organization truly is a great place to work.”

In addition to offering associates an on-site medical clinic, fitness facility, and healthy, company-subsidized restaurant, Jackson Healthcare fosters a culture of giving, called LoveLifts.  The company’s LoveLifts program provides access to healthcare and fosters wellbeing for disadvantaged children with associate volunteerism, business mobilization, purpose partnerships and corporate giving that includes matching funds for associates who donate time and/or money to their favorite causes.

“Great Place to Work is proud of these Best Workplaces that enable their people to be innovators in their field,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like Jackson Healthcare set the bar for other Health Care and Biopharma companies, who prove that taking care of employees will give them the tools and motivation they need to provide industry-leading care and services to patients and customers.”

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm by revenue, is comprised of highly-specialized healthcare staffing and technology companies which help over 1,300 healthcare facilities serve more than 7 million patients annually. It is the 17th largest private company in Atlanta, with nearly $1 billion in revenue. Its 1,300 associates live the mission of improving the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone they touch. Jackson Healthcare is routinely acknowledged as an employer of choice, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Place to Work” from 2014 to 2016 and Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma in 2018.

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Media Contact: Jessica Lacy, 678-690-7883, jlacy@jacksonhealthcare.com | Patty Tucker, 678-690-7887, ptucker@jacksonhealthcare.com

Shane Jackson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts Staffing 100

Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare, was named to the 2018 list of 100 North American staffing leaders by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. The list, known as the Staffing 100, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in the industry over the past year, positively impacting the lives and livelihoods of workers and job seekers across the economy. The list, in its 7thyear, includes CEOs, entrepreneurs, technologists, workforce specialists, legal advisors, data scientists and more, from a range of different kinds of companies and niches.

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm by revenue, is comprised of highly-specialized healthcare staffing and technology companies which help over 1,300 healthcare facilities serve more than 7 million patients annually. It is the 17th largest private company in Atlanta, with nearly $1 billion in revenue. Its 1,200+ associates live the mission of improving the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone they touch. This mission is also seen in its community outreach, including LoveLifts initiatives for healthcare access and disadvantaged children’s well-being, the creation of Georgia’s goBeyondProfit.org initiative, and Connecting Kids with Care, a nonprofit venture that pairs global orphans with needed healthcare. Jackson Healthcare is routinely acknowledged as an employer of choice, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Place to Work” from 2014 to 2016 and certification as a Fortune “Great Place to Work” in 2017.

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Media Contact: Jessica Lacy, 678-690-7883, jlacy@jacksonhealthcare.com | Patty Tucker, 678-690-7887, ptucker@jacksonhealthcare.com

Tom Price, M.D., Named to Jackson Healthcare Advisory Board

ATLANTA, GA, Jan. 16, 2018 – Jackson Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare staffing, search and technology services, today announced that former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., has been named to the nearly $1 billion, Atlanta-based company’s advisory board.

Dr. Tom Price, who is known for his strong work ethic, has spent his career working to ensure quality care for patients. He has also served as a physician, business leader of Resurgens Orthopedics, state legislator and member of the U.S. Congress.

“Nobody has as profound an understanding of the national healthcare landscape as Dr. Price,” said Richard L. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare. “Tom has exhibited an unwavering commitment to preserving the patient-physician relationship. That mindset, along with his physician, business and policy experience, will make him an invaluable addition to our board.”

After receiving both his bachelor’s and M.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Price completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Emory University. He entered private practice in 1984 and was one of the founders of Resurgens Orthopedics. While working to move Resurgens Orthopedics into a nationwide leader, he was elected to the Georgia Senate, where he served from 1997 to 2005. While he was a member of the state Senate, he became an assistant professor at Emory, starting in 2002. He was also medical director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, overseeing the training of resident doctors. He was elected to Congress in 2004 and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 to 2017. For two of those years – 2015 to 2017 – he was Chair of the House Budget Committee. He also served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from February 2017 through September 2017.

“I am honored to join the advisory board at Jackson Healthcare,” Price said. “Jackson Healthcare’s mission of working to improve patient care is wholly aligned with the work I have done for over four decades, and I look forward to helping them navigate the always changing healthcare environment.”

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm by revenue, is comprised of highly-specialized healthcare staffing and technology companies which help over 1,300 healthcare facilities serve more than 7 million patients annually. It is the 17th largest private company in Atlanta, with nearly $1 billion in revenue. Its 1,200+ associates live the mission of improving the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone they touch. This mission is also seen in its community outreach, including LoveLifts initiatives for healthcare access and disadvantaged children’s well-being, the creation of Georgia’s goBeyondProfit.orginitiative, and Connecting Kids with Care, a nonprofit venture that pairs global orphans with needed healthcare. Jackson Healthcare is routinely acknowledged as an employer of choice, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Place to Work” from 2014 to 2016 and certification as a Fortune “Great Place to Work” in 2017.

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Media Contact: Jessica Lacy, 678-690-7883, jlacy@jacksonhealthcare.com | Patty Tucker, 678-690-7887, ptucker@jacksonhealthcare.com

Jackson Healthcare Names Karyn Mullins President of Healthcare Staffing Technologies

ATLANTA, GA, January 9, 2018 – Jackson Healthcare, a national provider of staffing, search and technology services, announced the promotion of Karyn Mullins to president of Healthcare Staffing Technologies.  Healthcare Staffing Technologies, a Jackson Healthcare company, provides deep expertise in technology and marketing that makes it easier than ever for job seekers to find and apply to open positions and helps employers more quickly fill roles with qualified candidates.

Mullins has previously served as vice president and general manager of Healthcare Staffing Technologies. Prior to joining Healthcare Staffing Technologies, Karyn served as vice president of marketing at Lightyear Direct, a top provider of digital X-ray technology in the dental market. Karyn has also held marketing management positions at CipherTrust and Internet Security Systems, where she served as a significant contributor to each company’s growth

“Karyn is a proven leader who has excelled in each and every position she has held within our organization,” said R. Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare. “I am looking forward to seeing how her leadership and impressive experience in healthcare, technology and e-commerce will continue to transform Healthcare Staffing Technologies.”

Mullins said, “I am honored to have an expanded role within an organization that is so committed to excellence, and I am looking forward to keeping Healthcare Staffing Technologies at the forefront of the talent acquisition and staffing industries by focusing on our customers’ growth and long-term success.”

Karyn holds a Bachelor of Administration from Stetson University.  She is a resident of Flowery Branch.

Jackson Healthcare Acquires Avant Healthcare Professionals

INTERNATIONAL RECRUITER GAINS HEFT TO FACILITATE CONTINUED GROWTH & PLACEMENTS

ATLANTA, GA, Jan. 5, 2018 – Jackson Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare staffing, search and technology services, has acquired Avant Healthcare Professionals of Orlando, Florida.

Avant, a pioneer in the field of international recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals, makes long-term matches between qualified international clinical professionals and client healthcare facilities in the United States. Avant provides clinical and cultural transitions training, as well as personalized, ongoing support.

Avant, which has more than 650 employees in over 38 states, has placed more than 1,800 international nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists throughout the U.S. It currently has over 500 nurses and therapists on assignment. The company has grown 45 percent annually since inception in 2003. It has been celebrated as one of the top 50 fastest-growing women-led companies in the U.S and listed in the INC. 5000 multiple times.

“Avant is the clear leader in international recruitment, an effective solution for filling critical staffing needs,” explains Jackson Healthcare President Shane Jackson. “We share similar values about caring for professionals and facilities to ensure excellent patient care, and we are confident that our cultures will mesh well.”

Avant founder and CEO Shari Dingle Costantini, RN, MBA, is a renowned expert in the healthcare industry, with 29 years of experience in strategic leadership, nursing and international nurse staffing. She will report to Jackson Healthcare Group President Scott L’Heureux, who leads several Jackson Healthcare companies based in Orlando, with more than 100 local Jackson associates that place thousands of healthcare professionals in all 50 states.

“Jackson Healthcare brings us the strength of one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing organizations.  We will leverage this to meet the tremendous market demand, and continue to excel as industry leaders,” said Ms. Costantini. “The Avant team is excited about mission alignment, helping more healthcare professionals realize their American Dream while impacting the lives of patients and clients.”

Jackson Healthcare is the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm by revenue and is Atlanta’s 17th largest private company. Its 17 portfolio companies employ more than 1,200 associates and earn revenues of more than $900 million. Jackson is routinely acknowledged as an employer of choice, earning Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Place to Work” and certification as a Fortune “Great Place to Work.” Visit JacksonHealthcare.com to learn more.

Jackson Healthcare’s Remote Care Not-for-Profit Initiative Completes Pilot

An innovative, not-for-profit initiative of Jackson Healthcare is moving from pilot to expansion phase, and including more doctors and other licensed medical providers to help impoverished global children get completely free, tech-enabled healthcare. Connecting Kids with Care™ is now accepting additional physicians, nurses, therapists and other advanced practitioner volunteers to add to the corps of more than 100 who have already helped treat 600+ medically at-risk children.

The initiative mobilizes Jackson Healthcare’s core healthcare staffing relationships, technologies and expertise to link children to life-altering care through remote care technology. In less than a year, Connecting Kids with Care™ exceeded its goals, having already begun work with more than 100 humanitarian organizations in 15 countries. It has matched individual children with volunteer medical providers from 13 specialties who have provided direct interventional care, assessment, and care planning for the kids, their local medical staff and caregivers.

Services are 100 percent free for both medical volunteers and those receiving care. The Connecting Kids with Care™ platform utilizes existing technologies so there is no need for anyone to purchase additional equipment. The pairing of personal relationships with technology (live remote video, shared chart reviews, multimedia storage and collaboration tools) allows medical experts to donate their skills with optimal efficiency, and opens up new opportunities for children and medical providers alike.

“Physicians and medical professionals are passionate about providing care for the most remote and vulnerable people in the world,” explains Jackson Healthcare President Shane Jackson. “These children are on a path to shortened or irreparably diminished lives without access to modern medical care. We’re providing connectivity for professionals to help with technology they already own and use every day… and it’s life-changing for both the physicians and children.”

Since launching in pilot phase in July 2016, Connecting Kids with Care™ has facilitated nearly 800 care encounters including adoption medical assessment, urgent and episodic care, chronic disease care plans, chart reviews with physician collaboration, feeding and therapy plans, and clinical decision making.  These diagnoses have a broad range of impacts for the children and their caregivers.  Orphaned or abandoned children access better immediate care while prospective adoptive parents are better able to anticipate and plan lifetime care.

Its wide reaching response and dramatic individual impacts have lead Jackson to complete the pilot early, and open up the program publicly to more healthcare professionals and organizations around the world.

To learn more about Connecting Kids with Care™, practitioners can visit ConnectingKidsWithCare.org. Signing up does not obligate a provider in any way, but will offer opportunities to volunteer their specialty for a child or children around the world.

Connecting Kids with Care™ (formerly known as the World Care Exchange) is incorporated in Georgia and is applying for non-profit status.  It has a full-time staff of four, supported by recruiting and professional services from Jackson Healthcare’s staffing and technology companies.

ABOUT JACKSON HEALTHCARE 

Jackson Healthcare is a family of highly-specialized healthcare staffing and technology companies. It is the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm by revenue, ranks 20thamong U.S. staffing firms, and is 17th largest among Atlanta’s private companies.  Its mission is improving the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone it touches through its business operations and community outreach. Its community impact programs, including Connecting Kids With Care™, prioritize reducing barriers to healthcare access and well-being for disadvantaged children. Jackson Healthcare is routinely acknowledged for prioritizing associates’ positive experience, including earning Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Place to Work” from 2014 to 2016. Visit JacksonHealthcare.com to learn more.

Jackson Healthcare Names Ryan Esparza Chief Information Officer

Jackson Healthcare, a national provider of staffing, search, and technology services, has announced the appointment of Ryan Esparza as Chief Information Officer (CIO). As head of the shared services technology group that supports 18 companies in the Jackson Healthcare portfolio, Esparza oversees the strategic vision, direction, and delivery of technology initiatives.

Esparza comes to Jackson Healthcare with a wealth of experience with some of Atlanta’s leading brands, including The Weather Channel, Intercontinental Hotels Group, COXnet, and The Home Depot. Immediately prior to joining Jackson Healthcare, he was a vice president of software engineering at The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where he managed engineering teams in Atlanta and Israel to build the company’s advertising, video, and content delivery platforms in all digital formats. Previously, as a Global Innovation Manager at IHG, Ryan launched the world’s first mobile key platform.

In Esparza’s first six months at Jackson Healthcare, he has upgraded legacy infrastructure and migrated critical business processes to the cloud to support the rapid growth of Jackson’s 18 companies. Additionally, he has introduced a technology operating model that aims to solve the unique challenges presented by the diversity of Jackson’s portfolio.

“Ryan is the ultimate technology leader, a naturally curious problem solver who can operate at 30,000 feet and just as easily fix a problem deep in the weeds, said Jennifer Dangar, Chief of Corporate Operations. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a strategic thinker in Ryan. He’s already helping propel Jackson Healthcare’s rapid growth.”

Ryan Esparza holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the board of the Alpharetta Technology Commission. He lives in Brookhaven, Georgia with his wife, Brittany, and two children.

Jackson Healthcare Acquires Nurse Executive Firm, Kirby Bates Associates

ATLANTA, GA (March 9, 2017) – National staffing, search and technology company, Jackson Healthcare, has acquired Kirby Bates Associates, a 29-year-old firm that specializes in nursing executive retained search, interim management, coaching and consulting services. The firm was recently recognized by Hunt Scanlon as a “top 50” healthcare and life sciences search firm.

Kirby Bates Associates officially joined Jackson Healthcare on February 17, 2017. Until the acquisition, the firm was both owned and operated by nursing executives. Karen K. Kirby, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, will remain president and CEO, continuing the firm’s nurse-led legacy.

“Kirby Bates both deepens and broadens our ability improve the delivery of patient care in health systems, hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the nation,” said Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare. “Through this new collaboration, we look forward to further helping clients recruit and retain experienced nursing leadership talent.”

Founded in 1988 by two nurse entrepreneurs, Kirby Bates’ core business has been nurse executive retained search. Over the years, the firm has expanded its services to include interim management, coaching and consulting. This evolution to a full-service firm is the result of helping clients develop nursing leadership teams that ensure the delivery of exceptional patient care.

“Our focus is and will continue to be on building long-term relationships with our clients,” said Kirby. “I couldn’t have found a better company to work with than Jackson Healthcare. Their commitment to patient care, supporting healthcare professionals and giving back through charitable work perfectly aligns with Kirby Bates’ values.”

For more information, contact Keith Jennings at kjennings@jacksonhealthcare.com or 678.690.7942.

About Jackson Healthcare 

Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families and communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has risen to a place of prominence among the largest healthcare staffing and technology companies in the U.S. It currently serves more than seven million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities.

In addition to serving health systems and providers, Jackson champions local, national and international charitable work. It founded and sponsors the Hospital Charitable Service Awards, which honors programs that set new standards for health and wellness in their communities through education, access and delivery. Atlanta Business Chronicle named Jackson Healthcare the city’s “Best Place to Work” in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

About Kirby Bates

Kirby Bates Associates takes great pride in its record for “Shaping Exceptional Healthcare Teams… One Leader at a Time.” That is not just our corporate mission — it is the personal mission of our founders and everyone who works for our organization. At Kirby Bates Associates we give personalized attention that cannot be matched by most search or consulting firms. We are large enough to have a national network of resources but small enough to work closely with clients to find the best leaders and solutions for their organization. We take a personal interest in our client challenges.

Led by President and CEO Karen Kirby, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FACHE, we bring proven expertise to Executive Search, Interim Management, Leadership Coaching and Professional Consultations. Kirby Bates Associates knows firsthand the challenges facing healthcare leaders today because we have walked in their shoes. We help clients find proven solutions because we have years of experience as nursing and healthcare executives.

10 Hospital Programs Receive National Award for Impacting Underserved Communities

Ten hospital-sponsored community health programs have been recognized for their innovative approaches to impacting lives in local communities around the nation. Each awardee receives $10,000 through the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare.

This year’s community health programs spanned small-to-large cities throughout the nation. The ten named “Programs of Excellence” included:

  • Becker County Energize Mental Wellness Collaborative (Detroit Lakes, Minnesota) Through this initiative, Essentia Health St. Mary’s and community partners work together to support, develop and sustain community health.
  • By Your Side Patient Assistance Program (Tulsa, Oklahoma) Parkside Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic created this program to provide patients with mental illness, as well as their families, access to a food pantry, books, clothing and transportation.
  • Get On Board Active Living (G.O.A.L.) (Bloomington, Indiana) Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital created G.O.A.L. to be a free, family-focused, community approach to decreasing childhood obesity.
  • Hallmark Health System North Suburban Women, Infants & Children’s Program’s Mobile Food Market(Medford, Massachusetts) This program brings together the health system with area civic and community agencies to address food insecurity for low-income families.
  • It’s a Girl Thing, Making Proud Choices (Farmerville, Louisiana) Union General Hospital’s program successfully engages sixth-to-eighth-grade girls in an effort to tackle the self-esteem and mental health challenges that lead to life-changing choices.
  • KidSTART (San Diego, California) Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego launched this program to serve children with complex, chronic special needs, including trauma-related and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Northern Utah HOPE (NUHOPE) Suicide Prevention Program (Ogden, Utah) McKay-Dee Hospital’s unique program has raised awareness and prevention in their community in ways that continue to save lives.
  • Roseland Community Initiative (Chicago, Illinois) Through Roseland Community Hospital, this initiative has helped more than 10,000 children control their asthma with minimal interruption to their school day.
  • Strong Beginnings (Grand Rapids, Michigan) This Spectrum Health program improves maternal and infant health for low-income women.
  • Violence Intervention Program (VIP) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Through this program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) assists youth through medical and emotional support, in addition to providing mentoring, school advocacy, housing, food insecurity and substance abuse prevention.

The ten winning programs were selected from a pool of 26 finalists. Each had to demonstrate excellence in community impact, innovation, collaboration, leading practices and replicability.

In addition to the ten Programs of Excellence, five hospital programs were recognized as Programs of Promise. Each will receive $2,500 toward their growth and operations.

These up-and-coming programs included:

  • Adena Centering Pregnancy & Baby Centered Recovery, Adena Health System (Chillicothe, Ohio)
  • Bounce Back Promoting Health Through Happiness, Buffalo Hospital/Allina Health (Buffalo, Minnesota)
  • Easy Breathing for Schools, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (Hartford, Connecticut)
  • ProMedica Ebeid Institute for Population Health, ProMedica(Toledo, Ohio)
  • Wellness Without Walls, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Memphis, Tennessee)

Jackson Healthcare instituted the Hospital Charitable Services Awards in 2010 to identify high-impact community health programs, share their stories and offer them as models for other communities to replicate. To date, seventy programs have been awarded for their excellence in impacting local communities.