Outreach Program Supervisor Receives Award for Excellence

November 8, 2012

Grants Pass, OR – Recently, Siskiyou Community Health Center’s Outreach Program Supervisor, Angie Newton, received a national award for Service Excellence by Healthy Start ~ Healthy Families America. The award is designated for those who demonstrate unique abilities and a high level of commitment to the program and families within their community. The honor is reserved for supervisors that create nurturing environments, encourage staff growth, positively represent the program throughout the community, provide leadership within the Healthy Start ~ Healthy Families America family, and provide high-level relationship-based supervision to their teams.

Angie has been a team member of Siskiyou Community Health Center for 18 years and has, since the very beginning, been an exceptional example of unparalleled compassion, hard work and dedication. As a supervisor in Siskiyou Community Health Center’s Outreach department, Angie consistently provides reinforcement and encouragement to her entire Outreach team, while maintaining a supportive and positive work environment. When asked how she felt about receiving such a prestigious award for excellence, Angie answered, “It was a true honor and a very exciting event to receive such an award. I consider this an award for our entire Healthy Start ~ Healthy Families team here in Josephine County. We have a wonderful hard working team and without their support and the support of our Program Manager, Jacque Doney, this award would not have been possible.”

The award was presented to Angie at the 2012 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, where professionals from all over the country gathered to attend seminars focusing on healthy child and family development, advancing public policies, and corporate responsibility, as well as discussions on preventing child abuse and neglect. Healthy Families America’s (HFA) central principle is one of family-centeredness. HFA focuses on the needs and welfare of children within the context of their families and communities. HFA embraces the Infant Mental Health approach, knowing that babies and young children thrive when they are properly cared for and nurtured by adults. Responsive relationships with consistent primary caregivers help build positive attachments that in turn, support healthy social-emotional development. These relationships form the foundation of mental health for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.