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JUNEAU - The deadline for nominations for the Juneau Health Summit "Pulling Together for Health" awards is Tuesday, March 17. Awards will be presented at the first annual Juneau Health Summit Community Dinner on April 23. "Pulling Together for Health" Awards recognize individuals and organizations in our community who demonstrate a healthy lifestyle or a special commitment to health.
Nomination forms are available from Dr. Sonja Koukel at the UAF Cooperative Extension Service. For more information, contact Dr. Koukel at 796-6221 or Suzanne Forsling at 523-0498.
The awards and the criteria for nomination are as follows:
Yaakw Yasatáni Award: Traditionally the captain and caller of the Tlingit canoe, this person brings together the distinct efforts of many and unites them for a common purpose. Yaakw Yasatáni exemplifies the spirit of health and wellness by serving as both a champion and a personal role model.
General Wellness Award: Exemplifies, in a way that is highly visible in the community, personal health, wellness and healthy living habits. Demonstrates significant contributions to educational, organizational and/or environmental activities designed to support behavior conducive to the health of the the community of Juneau.
Youth Award: For a youth age 19 or under who exhibits outstanding leadership and participation in areas of personal health, wellness and healthy living habits. Demonstrates contributions designed to improve health and wellness among youth in the Juneau community.
Physical Activity Award: Serves as an example of overall personal health and wellness through engagement in a high-degree or a wide range of physical activities in ways that are notably visible in the Juneau community. Demonstrates significant contributions to the promotion and accomplishment of healthy physical activities in the community of Juneau.
Nutrition Award: Demonstrates consistent and dedicated participation in nutrition-related activities in the Juneau community. Exemplifies leadership abilities, creativity, optimistic attitude and the expressed desire to make a positive difference in the nutritional habits and practices of individuals and families within the Juneau community
Behavioral Health Award (Mental Health or Substance Abuse Prevention): Contributes significantly to the mental health of the community of Juneau, including efforts that combat substance abuse. Exemplifies, in a way that is highly visible in the community, "coping skills," personal health, wellness, and healthy living habits.