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2017 Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference Awards

Awards to Utah Individuals and Organizations for Exemplary
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 181955
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Foundation / Corporation

Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference

08/12/17 5:00 PM

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Awards to Utah individuals, nonprofits, coalitions, and programs to recognize excellence in providing services in the areas of substance abuse prevention and treatment and improvements to the criminal justice/drug court, and who have set an example for excellence in the community.

The awards give members of the Utah Substance Abuse and Mental Health system an opportunity to honor exemplary contributions that improve understanding and enhance awareness of substance abuse or treatment of substance abuse.

Award Descriptions and Criteria

Leon PoVey Lifetime Achievement Award
The Leon PoVey Lifetime Achievement Award should be seen as a highly prestigious award, and is not given out every year. This award is considered a high honor, such as the person who it is named after. The person nominated for this award must: have made a significant contribution to the field of substance abuse prevention or treatment over the course of his or her career; preferably, the person should have at least 25 years of service in the field; exemplify an ongoing commitment to the field; exemplify the highest ethical standards; clearly be seen as a leader, through position and/or personal example; and made a significant contribution to the public substance abuse system and its clients.

In order to be considered for this award, the nominee:
- Must have made a significant contribution to the field of substance abuse prevention or treatment over the course of his/her career.
- Should have at least 25 years of service in the field.
- Must exemplify an ongoing commitment to the field.
- Must exemplify the highest ethical standards.
- Must clearly be seen as a leader, through position and/or personal example.
- Has made a significant contribution to the public substance abuse system and its clients.

Merlin F. Goode Prevention Award
The Merlin F. Goode Prevention Award is awarded to those professionals in the prevention field who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment to preventing substance abuse in Utah. Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: success and contribution in local and state level prevention; successful collaborative efforts and leadership in their area; successful collaborative efforts and leadership throughout the state prevention system; and, success in prevention policy, planning, and practice.

This award is for outstanding dedication and commitment to preventing substance abuse in Utah. Applicants will be graded on the following criteria:
- Success and contribution in local and state level prevention.
- Successful collaborative efforts and leadership in their area.
- Successful collaborative efforts and leadership throughout the state prevention system.
- Success in prevention policy, planning, and practice.

Judge Kathleen M. Nelson Justice Award
The Judge Kathleen M. Nelson Justice Award recognizes individuals who through their work or involvement with the legal system, have made a significant contribution to improve the quality of life of those struggling with substance use disorders and has enhanced the health of the community.

Treatment Award
The Treatment Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellent clinical skills, strong personal commitment to clients and peers, and innovative and collaborative leadership in advancing the field of substance use disorder treatment.

Coalition Award
The Coalition Award is to be awarded to coalitions that produce beneficial outcomes in the communities they work. The coalition nominated must follow best practices in the field of substance abuse prevention.

The Coalition Award is awarded to coalitions who meet the following criteria:
- Exist for a minimum of 5 years.
- Be committed to evidence-based prevention.
- Utilize Communities That Care (CTC) or follow the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to organize and mobilize its efforts.
- Be engaged in local, state, and national policy including environmental strategies.
- Demonstrate significant outcomes in reducing risk factors and/or increasing protective factors.
- Demonstrate success in substance abuse prevention goals.

Patrick J. Fleming Award
The Patrick J. Fleming Award recognizes an individual who:
- Has increased public awareness and understanding of substance use disorders
- Has improved the lives of many by advocating for needed prevention, treatment, and recovery support programs.
- Developed successful collaborations with key community stakeholders.
- Demonstrated success in substance use disorder policy, planning, practice, and advocacy.

To be considered for the awards, an individual, program, organization or coalition must have set an example for his or her colleagues and/or made significant contributions in the provision of services in the areas of criminal justice/drug court, prevention or treatment.

Individuals in any state, local authority program or private organization may submit nominations for professionals working in the State of Utah.

The Conference Awards Selection Committee will determine award winners, and recipients will be notified in August.

Awards will be presented on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

You may submit a nomination through fax or email to:

Jeff Marrott, Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference Chair
jemarrott@utah.gov
801-538-9892 (fax)

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