Each year, NACHC honors outstanding men and women of the Community Health Center Movement. NACHC presents the following awards for primary care associations.
We invite you to nominate an individual NACHC members who is staff member of a NACHC chartered State or Regional Primary Care Association.
Award Descriptions and Eligibility Requirements
Please review the following instructions and documents carefully. Each NACHC award carries its own eligibility criteria.
Presented annually at the Community Health Institute (CHI) & Expo
Established in 2001 in recognition of Norton Wilson’s invaluable contributions to the community health center movement as director of CHCs of Arkansas, Inc., this award is presented to an outstanding staff member of a NACHC-chartered State or Regional Primary Care Association who exemplifies leadership excellence in the primary care association arena.
Eligibility: A NACHC Individual Member who is a staff member of a NACHC-chartered State or Regional Primary Care Association. The nominee must be an Individual Member of NACHC in good standing.
Presented annually at the PCA/HCCN Conference
Established in 2008 in recognition of Henry Fiumelli’s immeasurable contributions to the health center movement as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Forum for Primary Health Care, this award is presented to an outstanding staff member of a NACHC-chartered State or Regional Primary Care Association who exemplifies passion and commitment to improving the care and quality of life for health center patients.
Through his/her efforts in the primary care association arena, this individual has been able to improve access to quality primary care for vulnerable people or populations in their respective states. The decision will be made based on the criteria below.
To be eligible, a nominee must be:
- A staff member of a NACHC-charted State or Regional Primary Care Association
- PCA CEOs are not eligible for this award. The Norton Wilson award has been established specifically to honor PCA CEOs and is presented at the CHI.
- An individual member of NACHC.
- Demonstrable improvement of access to care for vulnerable populations, including but not limited to work around community development, patient engagement, CHC training/technical assistance, workforce issues, public policy, etc.
- Increasing depth and breadth of responsibilities
- Demonstration of commitment to community health centers by going “above and beyond”
- Years of service within the community health center program
2022 Henry J. Fiumelli Awardee: Suzanne Smith, Colorado Community Health Network