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Circle of Excellence Awards seeking nominations

August 07, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Awards, which recognize excellence among human services providers, counties, tribes, advocacy groups and other organizations that work in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to help people meet their basic needs so they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential. Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. For each nomination, fill out the Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Awards Nomination form (PDF).

Criteria to consider when making a nomination include but are not limited to:

  • Supports the goals and activities in the Framework for the Future: 2014 (PDF), which emphasizes healthy people, innovation in our care delivery systems, equity to narrow disparities and improve outcomes and integrity to reduce fraud and abuse
  • Contributes to DHS mission, current goal or priority project
  • Demonstrates best practices
  • Achieves results that impact clients
  • Partners with others in the human services system

Circle of Excellence Award winners for 2013 are highlighted in a news release and in short videos on the DHS website.


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