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Congratulations to the 2018 Consumer Voice Leadership Award Winners

November 14, 2018

The Consumer Voice is proud to announce the following recipients of its annual leadership awards.  Each of these individuals and organizations has worked tirelessly to improve quality in long-term care and preserve the rights of individuals receiving care and services.  
Congratulations to this year's award winners! The winners are:

Janet Tulloch Memorial Advocacy Award
Kristine Sundberg, President, Elder Voice Family Advocates
This award honors a citizen advocate, family caregiver or long-term care consumer who has worked directly with and for consumers to improve the lives of long-term care consumers.

Howard Hinds Memorial Award
Rachel Tate, Regional Director, WISE & Health Aging LTC Ombudsman Program
This award honors an individual who has effectively advocated for long-term care consumers on the local level.

Cernoria Johnson Memorial Advocacy Award
Heather Bruemmer, Wisconsin State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
This award is presented to someone whose work has had a national impact or is a model for national excellence and who exemplifies accomplishments in his or her chosen field.

Janet Wells Public Policy Leadership Award
Senator Richard Blumenthal
This award recognizes an individual or organization that has provided exemplary leadership in the public policy field in advancing quality of care and quality of life for residents receiving long-term care services.

Toby S. Edelman Legal Justice Award
Attorney General Brian Frosh
This award honors those who work through or with the legal system and go to extraordinary lengths to achieve justice for long-term care consumers.

Public Service Award
Human Rights Watch
This award recognizes an individual or organization whose work has profoundly expanded coverage and public understanding of long-term care issues.

Elma Holder Founder's Award
Sara Hunt, NORC Consultant
This lifetime achievement award honors a person whose life work exemplifies leadership in the field of long-term care reform.

For more information about the award recipients, read the press release and see the 2018 Consumer Voice Conference program.

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