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CHE Announces Annual Awards

The Community Health Endowment (CHE) of Lincoln has selected the recipients of their annual awards. These celebrated awards were presented at CHE’s Annual Meeting with the Community on June 25, 2012.

Receiving the HORIZON AWARD, which recognizes a person or group who is enriching the community by sharing their time, resources, and talents to make Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation, was the Mental Health Association of Nebraska. The Mental Health Association of Nebraska was selected for their passion, innovation, demonstrated success, and forward-thinking contributions to Lincoln. The Mental Health Association of Nebraska provides an array of recovery-based programs with a focus on the consumer.

Receiving the CLOSING THE GAP AWARD, which recognizes a person, program, or agency that has made a significant contribution toward addressing health disparities in our community, was Leadership Lincoln for their role in coordinating Project A.L.L.: Academy for Local Leadership. Leadership Lincoln was recognized for their continued guidance and commitment to this program since it began five years ago. The purpose of Project A.L.L. is to equip, encourage, and recruit diverse individuals for meaningful roles of governance and service on governmental and non-profit boards in Lincoln.

For more information or for photographs of the award recipients, contact CHE at 402/436-5516.

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