Select Health recognized 20 Utah and Idaho non-profit organizations this week as winners of the 2023 Select Health awards for their remarkable efforts in those respective communities. Select Health received more than 300 total submissions for the Utah and Idaho programs. The awards are offered to organizations that are improving health and well-being, serving those with special needs and supporting the underserved.
In Utah, the 10 Select Health Awards winners will receive $3,000 and a marketing package including branded banners and a promotional video to further their mission and work in their respective communities. In Idaho, those 10 Select Health winners will receive $5,000 in lieu of a marketing package.
“The Select Health Awards highlight the exemplary work being done by organizations in the Utah and Idaho communities we serve,” said Rob Hitchcock, Select Health president and CEO. “Select Health’s mission is to help people live the healthiest lives possible and these awards allow Select Health to recognize and give extra resources to local partners who have a shared mission to make a difference so they can continue to make an impact. I’ve been amazed at all the good these organizations are doing and we are committed to helping them advance their missions through these awards.”
The Select Health Awards winners were selected from across each state and represent a wide variety of causes including critical healthcare services for children, a youth art program that helps LGBTQ+ and allied youth, and crisis intervention and referral services.
The Select Health Awards program was launched in 2008 in observance of Select Health’s 25th anniversary. Now in its fifteenth year, Select Health has donated more than $1 million dollars through the Select Health Awards to community organizations.
2023 Select Health Awards Winners in Utah:
EquityVision (Park City) - Provides critical pediatric healthcare services (this year, pediatric dental and vision care) to undocumented and other underserved local families.
NeighborWorks Salt Lake (Salt Lake City) - Partners with residents, government, and businesses to build and sustain neighborhoods of choice, primarily low- to moderate-income.
Ogden Pride Inc. (Ogden) - A Youth OUTreach Arts Program that helps LGBTQ+ and allied youth find community and acceptance to avoid chronic depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation and behavior.
Rape Recovery Center (Salt Lake City) - Advocates who accompany survivors from arriving at the hospital after an assault until discharge, providing emotional support, legal resources, and advocacy.
Seager Memorial Clinic (Ogden) - Provides free medical, dental, vision, and mental health care to anyone in need, especially those unable to access the traditional healthcare system.
Tabitha's Way Local Food Pantry (American Fork) - Two full-time food pantries in Utah County that provide immediate access to nutrient-rich food for the food insecure. Utah Chinese Association (Salt Lake City) - A health program that organizes community health events and distributes health educational materials.
Venezuelan Alliance of Utah (American Fork) - Presents the needs of the Latino migrant community to the authorities and local government to find tangible solutions, while informing new arrivals of available resources.
YCC Family Crisis Center (Ogden) - Provides essential services to victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault.
Open Doors (Clearfield and Layton) - Open Doors provides services to low-income individuals in Davis and Morgan counties. Services include a food bank, homeless assistance, case management, emergency rental assistance, and a crisis respite nursery.
2023 Select Health Awards Winners in Idaho:
City of Good (Boise) - Offers programs for neighbors in need to receive both ready-made meals and fresh produce while local farmers and restaurant workers receive a living wage.
Family Health Services Corporation (Twin Falls) - Effectively and responsibly delivers comprehensive, affordable, and accessible primary care to the medically underserved.
Interlink Volunteer Caregivers Inc. (DBA) IVC (Twin Falls) - Provides a volunteer “workforce” using their own vehicles to transport elderly, disabled, and chronically-ill individuals to access healthcare services and essential errands.
Mountain Home School District #193 (Mountain Home) - A community school and food pantry that provides child care for teen parents, mental health services, and a monthly food distribution.
NAMI Upper Valley, Idaho (Idaho Falls) - Advocates at the state level, with NAMI Idaho, for improvement of services and treatment for people with mental illness.
Northwest Children's Home Inc. (Lewiston) - Provides rehabilitative, therapeutic, and educational services for children and families in need.
Pocatello Free Clinic (Pocatello) - A medical home and free medical, dental, and mental health clinic for the underserved and uninsured in southeast Idaho.
Sandpoint Area Seniors Inc. (Sandpoint) - Addresses food insecurity and social isolation in senior populations through congregate and home-delivered meal programs and social activities.
The Crisis Hotline (Ketchum) - Provides trusted and anonymous crisis intervention and referral services 24-hours a day with trained responders, as well as "boots on the ground" education and outreach in times of critical incidents or for prevention.
The Mentoring Network Inc. (Nampa) - Works to improve the conditions in the environments of children’s lives by pairing them with a responsible, caring adult who meets with them one hour, once a week, at school.