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Community Awards

Live Well Omaha's three 2019 Community Awards will be presented alongside WELLCOM awards at the Wellness Awards Gala at the Scott Conference Center on Tuesday, October 8.

Sister Norita Cooney Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is created in honor of the late Sister Norita Cooney, RSM, a Sister of Mercy who was influential in the formation of Live Well Omaha and was essential to its early funding and community health priority-setting. Her spirit of philanthropy, business savvy, and compassion to always help others as if they were family has guided Live Well Omaha since its creation.

This award shall be given to a community leader that has dedicated a lifetime to investing in a healthier community in incredibly impactful ways. This person is a standard-bearer for those around them and for the next generation of leaders. This person takes time to mentor and build equitable systems that will open more opportunities for all to live well.

Values of the Lifetime Achievement Awardee:

  • Integrity
  • Ability and Willingness to Lift up the Voice of the Often Unheard
  • Passion for the Health of All
  • Dedication of Time and Talents
  • Significant Contributions Made in the Community

In addition to these values/traits this leader:

  • Is a Standard-Bearer in the Community Health Space
  • Teaches the Next Generation of Health Leaders
  • Demonstrates the ability to bring diverse factions together for a common health cause
  • Stands with Residents as They Advocate for Health in Comfortable and Uncomfortable Times

To nominate someone or nominate yourself, please submit a written summary with a response for the following questions:

1) In 1-3 paragraphs, give an overview of the leader’s lifetime of work and passion for community health through their background, key achievements, and significant contributions. Did they influence or contribute to policies, systems, environments, or structures that promote health still today?

2) In 1-3 paragraphs, explain how this leader exemplifies the following values:

  • Inclusion of all people,
  • Mentorship of the next generation of community health leaders,
  • Dedication to solving big issues through collaboration,
  • Business and ethical integrity

3) What else should the review committee know about the nominee that will help them reach a decision on the finalist for this award?


Community Health Innovator of the Year Award

This award is bestowed upon an individual, team, or organization that has developed a unique product, service, messaging campaign, or intervention that provides a valuable community health service in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro area.

To nominate someone, a team, or organization, or nominate yourself, please submit a written summary with a response for the following questions:

  1. In 1-3 paragraphs, explain the product or service that was brought to market, including its beneficiaries and measurable impacts.
  2. In 1-3 paragraphs, what makes this work important to addressing the health issues in the Omaha - Council Bluffs Metro area?
  3. In 1-3 paragraphs, explain how this product informs future efforts of innovation in community health. What does the success of the innovation tell us?
  4. Name the key partners or champions involved in the innovation and describe their role

Community Health Champion Legacy Award

This award is bestowed upon a leader who volunteers as a champion of health in schools, neighborhoods, faith communities, or with individuals, etc. This individual has dedicated countless hours to the improvement of health for their focused target audience, and does so from a volunteer role.

To nominate someone or nominate yourself, please submit a written summary with a response for the following questions:

In 1-3 paragraphs, explain how this leader exemplifies the following values, including how they have dedicated their time and talents to improving health for all:

  • Integrity
  • Ability and willingness to lift up the voice of the unheard
  • Passion for health equity