Do you know someone who is working hard to improve the health and well-being of our community? Each year, the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference (CTAAFSC) presents two awards to honor consumers, family members, professionals, and community leaders who are making a difference for people who live with mental health challenges, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.
This award was created to honor Texas State Representative Garnet F. Coleman and recognizes his lifelong local and national work and achievements in health and human services. Honorees will be selected based on the following criteria:
Involvement in State, Local Government, and Community: The awardee will be actively involved in state and local government and/or in the community
Commitment to expanding health care access to all: Nominees should have extensive knowledge of barriers to health care access and should develop forward-thinking strategies to increase access.
Commitment to reducing disparities in mental health: The awardee will have a keen understanding of health care disparities in our community and will work to improve mental health outcomes for all.