CBH Chief Operating Officer Donna E.M. Bailey and Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chris Tjoa have been nominated for the 2021 Greater Philadelphia Innovation Awards. The Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards honors Philadelphia’s most passionate social innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers whose work and social impact helps local communities thrive. The theme of the 2021 awards, “Achieving a More Just Society,” recognizes organic leadership re-envisioning the challenges communities face and finding solutions by innovating ideas to reshape communities through programs, policies and disrupting the political landscape to achieve equity and inclusion.
“Donna and Chris are both leaders that lead by example. They inspire others through their dedication to meeting the needs of Philadelphians with creative solutions. Both are completely deserving of this nomination,” said CEO Dr. Faith Dyson-Washington.
Bailey is nominated under Community Behavioral Health in the Innovations in Human Services category and Tjoa under Healthy Communities in the Innovations in Healthy Living category.
Voting is open to the public and available online at the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards website. Voting for the Healthy Living category ends on Sunday, December 13, and voting for the Human Services category will open Monday, December 14, and close Sunday, December 20.
Winners will be announced at the virtual award ceremony on Thursday, January 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices to attend range from $10 to $100 and can be purchased here.
About CBH: CBH is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) to manage the delivery of behavioral health services for Medicaid recipients of Philadelphia County. Services are delivered in accordance with Pennsylvania’s HealthChoices Program, which is administered through Pennsylvania’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). CBH authorizes payment for a wide variety of mental health and substance use services and aims to support Philadelphians’ overall health and wellness across all domains. For more information about CBH, visit CBHphilly.org.
About Social Innovations Partners: Social Innovations Partners was developed to teach and inspire leaders to better understand and undertake the process of innovative thinking and social entrepreneurship. In 2008, The Social Innovations Journal™ was created with a mission to create a space for social sector leaders to share their ideas and, in the process, inspire others to dream and innovate. Over time the journal expanded to include the Social Innovations Institute and Lab™, whose mission is to teach and inspire civic, government, social, and private sector leaders to better understand and undertake the process of innovative thinking and social entrepreneurship to achieve social impact.