Now Accepting Nominations:
Dr. John M. Anderson Excellence in Mental Health
Each April, St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) honors an individual who has made significant contributions in the field of behavioral health at the St. Louis American Excellence in Health Awards luncheon.

The Excellence in Mental Health Award was named after Dr. John M. Anderson, an African American psychiatrist, who was a pioneer in the field of mental health in St. Louis. Like Dr. Anderson, each honoree demonstrates the values of generosity, excellence, inclusion, and integrity as well as visionary leadership.

The Dr. John M. Anderson Mental Health Award recognizes the St. Louis region’s leading African American health care professionals who are making a difference in our community. The winner is chosen by a selection panel consisting of staff, board, and mental health professionals. 

Each nominee is assessed across four award criteria:
  • Demonstrated leadership in systems change with community impact in the field of behavioral health
  • Development of quality research
  • Service to the community
  • Vision for the future

To learn more about the award and to submit a nomination, please visit CSF's website for a list of requirements.


All nominations should be sent to Alicia Smith at ARS mith@stlouisco.com  by
February 28, 2018 at 5:00pm.



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