Recognizing Innovation in Community Health | Sapphire Awards

Posted on Aug 19th 2013 by Susan Towler

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At the Florida Blue Foundation we know there are many organizations, programs and individuals who touch Florida’s neighborhoods, improving the health of our at-risk populations and communities. And, we believe those serving our communities and making a difference should be honored. That’s why the Florida Blue Foundation created the Sapphire Awards to recognize excellence and innovation in community health. This award is designed to recognize long-term success and measured improvement of the health and well-being of those at the greatest risk. This is not a grant process, but an award of financial support to individuals, organizations and programs that have a sustainable impact. I encourage organizations, thought leaders, colleagues and partners to submit a nomination for the 2014 Sapphire Awards.  Sapphire Awards winners are an elite group first nominated through a community call-for-applications, and then chosen by an independent panel of national experts in nonprofit health and health care policy. Applications are now being accepted through August 30, 2013.  To help you with your nomination, visit our past award recipients to see how these individuals, organizations and programs have had a sustainable impact on our communities here in the great state Florida. The application, instructions and more information is available online. We look forward to receiving your entries and seeing you at the 2014 Sapphire Awards program. The 2014 Sapphire Awards and Symposium will be held April 23-24, 2014, at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.

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Susan Towler

Susan B. Towler, APR, is vice president of the Florida Blue Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue. She is also executive director of corporate social responsibility for Florida Blue and has responsibility for the company’s philanthropic strategy.

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