Mom's Meals®, USAging Partner to Honor Outstanding Case Managers With Community Champion Award

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 in News

Mom’s Meals and USAging today announced their partnership in the Community Champion Award, which applauds Area Agency on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Program case managers for raising awareness about nutrition in their local communities and among the clients they serve.

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, also announced that the nominations period is now open for the 2022 Community Champion Award.

The Community Champion Award, first introduced by Mom’s Meals in 2020, honors 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.

“Case managers are true champions,” said John Phillips, vice president of national program development for Mom’s Meals. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with USAging to bring even greater recognition to case managers for their outstanding work in their local communities. Both Mom’s Meals and USAging share a deep passion for bringing much-needed health and nutrition services to people with unique needs.”

Sandy Markwood, CEO for USAging, said, “Through our partnership on the Community Champion Award, USAging and Mom’s Meals will spotlight the critical role of case managers in the Aging Network, who assist individuals in securing the best supports to age well at home and in their communities. Case managers, through their invaluable work, help older adults to age well in communities around the country.”

Nominations are currently being accepted for this year’s award, with a winner to be announced by Mom’s Meals and USAging at the USAging 47th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, taking place July 10-13 in Austin, TX. Case managers are nominated by their peers or supervisors. Nominees d>o 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 Tuesday, May 3.

This is the second year Mom’s Meals and USAging have collaborated on the Community Champion Award. Previous winners can be found here.

About the Community Champion Award

The Community Champion Award, presented by Mom’s Meals and USAging, applauds case managers for raising awareness about nutrition in their local communities and among the clients they serve. Nutrition is crucial for managing chronic health conditions, living independently at home, and reducing the impact of social determinants of health. To learn more and to nominate a case manager, go to MomsMeals.com/communitychampion.

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.

About USAging

USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities. For more information, visit www.usaging.org.

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