Every year, SCHA-MI gives out several annual awards that honor people who have contributed or supported school-based health care in Michigan.
The Marilynn Keeslar Award
In 2003, the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan initiated two awards to be presented each year at their Annual Meeting. One of these awards, The Marilynn Keeslar Award, was created to recognize an individual who encompasses the traits of Marilynn Keeslar.
Those of you who knew Marilynn remember her as a strong and passionate advocate for children and school-based and school=linked health centers and programs. She was the coordinator at Fitzgerald Health Center for many years and served as the state liaison with Clinical Fusion. Marilynn sadly passed away from cancer and several of our members and colleagues thought it would be a wonderful tribute to her to recognize someone from the field or a supporter of school-based and school-linked health centers and programs.
Please take a moment to nominate someone. This is a great way to recognize a staff person, community member, advisory board member, school person, parent, etc. who has gone above and beyond for the health and well-being of Michigan’s youth.
The Apple Award
Beginning in 2011, the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan began presenting a new award at the Annual Meeting: the “Apple Award.” The purpose of the award is to recognize our school-based and school-linked health center partners for their dedicated support to health centers in Michigan. These partners are appreciated for their consistent involvement and assistance provided to move the center’s work forward to achieve healthy learners.
Please take a moment to nominate a collaborative partner who you would like acknowledged. The “Apple Award” is a great way to recognize a community member, advisory board representative, parent, educational partner, or funder who has expressed enduring support for school-based and school-linked health centers in your community or in Michigan.