Recognizing a distinguished Health Ministries Coordinator, HMA Member, who directs a regional network or program within a health system. The nominee demonstrates a resourcefulness to implement change through significant innovative teaching strategies which respond to diverse needs within faith communities and health systems. This award was established in 2018 to be given in honor and memory of Norma Small, PhD, RN.

Awards Criteria

  • A pro-active leader responsive to the health care needs of faith communities and the community at large.
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness and a creative approach to implement change and ongoing transformation while working with health ministry networks.
  • Recognized for leadership skills when engaging faith community members, health care ministry team members and health care professionals in conceptually transforming whole-person approaches within health care.
  • Demonstrates leadership as an HMA Member in good standing.
  • If a nurse, membership in the American Nurses Association (ANA) preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrates a pro-active response to health care needs of faith communities and the community at large.
  • Advances health ministry knowledge through coordinating documentation and data retrieval among health ministry networks.
  • Demonstrates professional competency and leadership through participative ongoing education.

Award Recipient Package

  • Recognition at the Annual Conference in the year of selection
  • One Year HMA Membership (reimbursed or waived at next renewal)
  • Announcement recognition in HMA Today following award presentation
  • Recognition on HMA Website for one year following award presentation
  • Media release for the recipient to use in their media markets