Mom’s Meals, a leading provider of medically tailored, home-delivered meals, and USAging, the national association representing and supporting the national network of Area Agencies on Aging, announced today they are accepting nominations for the 2023 Community Champion Award.
The Community Champion Award, first introduced by Mom’s Meals in 2020, honors long-term care case managers for their outstanding achievements in the areas of nutrition, health and healthy lifestyles. The award underscores the value of the case manager’s role in supporting whole health in their communities and promotes awareness of the importance of nutrition in overall health — particularly to reduce the impact of social determinants, to support individuals who want to age at home, and to support the management of chronic conditions.
“With the challenge of food insecurity, case managers are the true champions,” said John Phillips, vice president of national program development for Mom’s Meals. “They work tirelessly to ensure access to healthier foods to help their clients remain at home, out of the hospital and better manage chronic conditions. We are proud to be collaborating again with USAging to recognize case managers for their outstanding work in their local communities.”
“USAging’s members know how critical a role nutrition plays in staying healthy as we age,” said Sandy Markwood, USAging Chief Executive Officer. “Our members also know that case managers who connect directly with older adults act as a bridge to nutrition and so many other services and supports that help ensure that older adults can live well at home, which is where they want to be. USAging is proud to partner with Mom’s Meals in recognizing the important role case managers play in helping improve the health and well-being of older adults and communities.”
Nominations are currently being accepted for this year’s award. The 2023 Community Champion will be announced at the USAging Annual Conference July 16-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nominees do not have to be contracted with Mom’s Meals to be eligible; however, they must be from a USAging member agency. The last day for nominations is Friday, May 5.
This is the third year Mom’s Meals and USAging have collaborated on the Community Champion Award. The nomination form and previous award winners can be found here.
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About Mom's Meals
Mom’s Meals provides fully prepared, refrigerated, home-delivered meals through Medicaid or Medicare Advantage health plan benefits or for direct purchase. Mom’s Meals delivers nationwide and offers many medically tailored options for different health conditions. Its long-term care, chronic care and post-discharge care programs allow clients to lead healthier lives while remaining independent at home. For more information, visit www.momsmeals.com.