An Awards Event Celebrating
Excellence in Rural Health
Each year LRHA honors outstanding individuals and
organizations in the field of rural health who have dedicated their time
and talents to improving the health and well-being of others. Previous
recipients have stretched the boundaries of possibility by forging
innovative programs and services, making rural life healthier and more
compassionate. The 2022 Rural Health Awards will be presented on Thursday, November 10, 2022 during the Awards Luncheon of the Louisiana Rural Health Summit.
nominating your favorite rural health individual, program or organization
so that they may be honored for their contributions to rural health!
Nominations will be accepted from any
individual, organizational, or supporting member in good standing.
Selections will be made solely on the
basis of a 300-500 word narrative, included in the nomination form. To ensure accountability, either the nominee
or nominator must have a connection to LRHA through membership.
In addition to the nomination form,
supporting documents such as press releases, videos, articles, and other
publications are recommended but not required.
All submitted nominations will be
reviewed by the Awards Committee which consists of rural health care
professionals appointed to this post by the LRHA Executive Director and
Board of Directors.
All nominations must be completed and
submitted to LRHA. All submissions must be received on or before September 15, 2022.
Awards Presentation and Recognition
The 2022 Awards presentation will be held during the 2022 Louisiana Rural Health Summit.
Awardees will be recognized, presented an award for display, and allowed time to speak during
the Awards Luncheon.
Rural Health Awards Categories
Outstanding Rural Health Organization
The Outstanding Rural Health Organization Award recognizes any community-based group or
organization that has improved access to health services and information for rural people
through innovative, comprehensive approaches. Factors considered include outreach,
preventive health and education, quality and efficiency of care, and strong community support
The Outstanding Rural Health Program Award recognizes a community, regional, or statewide
program involving one or more health professionals or entities that promotes or facilitates the
development of rural health delivery systems. Factors considered include coordination of
services with other health care agencies to avoid duplication of services, networking and
collaboration with other health care entities to achieve common goals, innovation in
development and implementation, and lasting impact on populations and areas served.
The Rural Health Practitioner of the Year Award recognizes a direct service provider for
leadership in bringing health services to rural populations. This award is meant to be inclusive of
all health disciplines (e.g. medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, nursing, therapy, etc.).
Factors taken into consideration include providing outstanding care, involvement in the
community, and lasting contributions to the health care system.
The Rural Health Professional of the Year recognizes a health care administrator, or a community
rural health care delivery practice (CAH, CHC or RHC) for contribution/leadership in health care
services throughout rural communities. Efforts taken into consideration include providing
outstanding leadership, community involvement, lasting contributions to the health care system,
and outreach efforts.