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Everyone has gone to a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office and had an amazing experience with a health worker. You might even have a friend or family member who is a health care worker and goes the extra mile in their community. Have you ever wished that there was a way to express how amazing they are to the rest of the world?
Well, wish no more! 🙂
Now you can thank them and give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a REAL Award.
The Save the Children organization has launched The REAL Awards, a first-of-its-kind global awards program designed to develop greater respect and appreciation for national and global health workers and the lifesaving care they provide to others.
“Every year, awards are given to recognize the accomplishments of celebrities, actors, singers, athletes and entertainers,” said Mary Beth Powers, Campaign Chief for Save the Children’s Newborn and Child Survival Campaign. “Alongside the Oscars and Golden Globes in January, we will begin to honor a group of people who rarely receive recognition or accolades — health workers.” [savethechildren.org]
Nominations for the REAL Awards can be made in the following categories:
- Newborn and Mother Care
- Pediatric Care
- Chronic Disease Care
- Hospice Care
- Emergency Care
- Veteran Care
- At-Home care
- General Health Care Worker
You can read inspirational stories of the REAL Awards honorees and nominate a health worker at www.theREALawards.com until November 29, 2012. Winners will be announced in mid-January—the same time frame of entertainment awards shows such as the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
REAL Awards Timeline:
- 9/23/2012 TO 11/29/2012 — Nominations
- 11/30/2012 TO 1/7/2013 — Voting
- 1/15/2013 — Honorees Announced
By some estimates, the world is short more than 5 million health workers, including one million frontline health workers. Frontline health workers are often community workers who provide access to healthcare locally or in the home, although they can also include local pharmacists, nurses and doctors. In the developing world, where well-equipped doctors and hospitals are scarce, frontline health workers are the first and often only point of contact to the health care system for millions of people. [savethechildren.org]
The REAL Awards is such a wonderful way for them to see how much they are valued and appreciated.
Is there a doctor, nurse or other health worker who inspires you? Nominate them at: REALawards.com.
Remember: the deadline is today! 🙂
Be sure to follow the REAL Awards by:
- Visiting the REAL Awards website
- Connect with the REAL Awards on Facebook and Twitter
- Subscribe to the REAL Awards channel on YouTube
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