Behavioral Health Recognition Dinner

Celebrating the Behavioral Health Community of San Diego County

Awards & Award Categories 

The award categories at the Behavioral Health Recognition Dinner encompass a vast array of services provided throughout San Diego County.  Forms are released to the community early in the year to solicit nominations for the awards below.  


Please note that the Behavioral Health Recognition Dinner Committee has no role in determination of winners.  A group of readers is solicited representing the demographics of San Diego County to ensure fairness of the nomination forms.


Click on the file name below to access the nomination documents, 


2017 Awards Nomination Cover Letter

2017 Behavioral Health Person of the Year Nomination Form

2017 Champions Nomination Form

2017 Community Awards Nomination Form

2017 How to Write an Effective Nomination


COMMUNITY AWARD CATEGORIES


Administrative Support Staff can be an individual within clerical, medical records, technical or information services support for example.


Case Manager can be an individual acting in a case manager role regardless of title


Clinician includes physicians, social workers, psychologists, therapists and nurses


First Responder recognizes the role of law enforcement, fire fighters, and paramedics


Manager refers to a Program Manager or Director, Program or Service Administrator not involved in direct care


Media is a more recent category including print, radio or television reporting which presents an accurate, compassionate and dignified view of behavioral health issues


Outpatient Services focuses on a staff member providing direct care in settings that could include day treatment, partial hospitalization, or clinics


24-Hour Treatment Facility recognizes any program or staff member providing direct care to children, adults, or older adults in a 24-hour treatment facility


Self-Help highlights clubhouse staff, consumers or advocates for self-help programs and/or a self-help program


Service Support includes home aides, housekeepers, maintenance workers, transportation, and security staff


Housing awards staff or facilities, such as supportive housing, independent living, residential care facilities, group or foster homes, transitional housing, or from housing coalitions


Vocational or Educational Support focuses on a staff or program, including peer and family educators, job coaches, etc.


Volunteer recognizes an adult, older adult, transitional age youth or children’s behavioral health program


Behavioral Health Person of the Year nominee is a critical award and the individual nominated may represent adult, older adult, transitional age youth or children’s behavioral health services, and the clients, families, or the community at large. They may be nominated for their collective body of work.  This award highlights a large and longstanding contribution to improving the behavioral health services offered throughout San Diego County.