Modern Health Heroes

Modern Health’s industry awards program
With media partner
Call for submissions is now open. This year’s categories are:
Deadline to submit:
Wednesday, July 13th at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time
Additional Terms

Before the pandemic, there were 51.5 million U.S. adults living with mental health issues — that’s nearly one in five people.

In 2020, Modern Health conducted research and found more than half of U.S. adults experienced more stress and anxiety that year than at any other time in their lives. The combination of an unprecedented global pandemic, deep political divisions, and societal unrest has resulted in a global mental health crisis.

During these past few years, we’ve seen heroes take many forms, including HR professionals, who have stood up and prioritized the needs of employees as well as mental health care providers who in some cases have put the needs of their patients and clients before their own.

In response, Modern Health is excited to launch its inaugural Mental Health Heroes Industry Awards Program with media partner Quartz, which will honor individual HR professionals and licensed mental health care providers.

These extraordinary individuals went above and beyond in supporting mental health and deserve to be recognized for the impact they’ve made on their organizations and the communities they serve. 

Nominee Categories:

HR Professionals:

Modern Health will honor the standout leaders in the HR and benefits space that spearheaded initiatives and programs that created a healthier, happier and more inclusive environment for employees. These individuals have built a strong company culture helping to destigmatize mental health support within their workplaces through continued dialogue, attention and action. 

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Mental Health Care Providers:

The pandemic reminded us of the invaluable work of health care professionals, while also exposing the limitations of health care systems and the limited number of mental health care providers. This dichotomy has put enormous pressure on mental health care providers, who are also undoubtedly managing their own mental health.

Modern Health aims to recognize those mental health care providers that have gone above and beyond to help their patients and colleagues. This includes the practice-focused contributions they’ve made to impact specific communities and the general field of mental health. 

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Selection Panel

Winners will be selected by a panel of licensed mental health care professionals and HR leaders. This year’s selection panel is:

Dr. Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, Ph. D

Licensed Psychologist and Founder of The Black Girl Doctor

Evangeline Mendiola

Director of Global Benefits &
Well-being at Zendesk

Dr. Jessica Jackson, Ph. D

Licensed Psychologist and Global Clinical DEIB Manager at Modern Health

Dr. Myra Altman, Ph. D

Licensed Psychologist and Vice President of Clinical Strategy & Research at Modern Health

Fine print: The decisions of the selection panel is final.  The panel reserves the right to not award a winner in any category. 

Winners and honorees will be recognized at Modern Health’s virtual conference Elevate in September 2022.

In addition, the winner of each category will have $500 donated to their mental health non-profit organization of choice on behalf of Modern Health.

Winners and honorees of both categories will be featured in Quartz, the program’s media partner, and will receive a digital award badge.

Call for submissions is now open

Deadline to submit: Wednesday, July 13th at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time

FAQ

How do I nominate someone?

You can submit nominations here

Does it matter who nominates an individual?

No, anyone can nominate someone.

Who is eligible?

  • HR professionals who have made a positive impact on an organization’s workplace culture and the mental wellbeing of employees. 
  • Licensed mental health care providers that have made significant contributions to impact specific communities and/or the general field of mental health. 
  • No one related or affiliated with a Modern Health employee or Modern Health Heroes judging panelist can be considered. 
  • HR professionals and licensed mental health care providers must be based in the U.S.

When is the deadline?

Wednesday, July 13th at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time

How many winners will be selected?

Each category will award one winner and four honorees.

What is the methodology for determining the winners and honorees?

› Submissions will be judged by a panel of licensed mental health professionals and HR leaders. This year’s selection panel is: 

  • Dr. Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist and Founder of The Black Girl Doctor
  • Evangeline Mendiola, Director of Global Benefits & Well-being at Zendesk
  • Dr. Myra Altman, Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist and Vice President of Clinical Strategy & Research at Modern Health
  • Dr. Jessica Jackson, Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist and Global Clinical  DEIB Manager  at Modern Health

› Submissions without any success metrics or anecdotal evidence will not be eligible for consideration.

› Submissions will be reviewed by the judging panel using a pre-approved points scoring system. The finalists will be invited to a 15-minute phone/zoom call with two of the selection panel.  

How will the winners and honorees be notified and recognized?

  • Winners and nominees will be notified via email before they are officially announced at Modern Health’s virtual conference, Elevate, September 2022.
  • In addition, the winner of each category will have $500 donated to their mental health non-profit organization of choice on behalf of Modern Health. Winners and honorees of both categories will be featured  in Quartz, and will receive a digital award badge.

Who can I contact with additional questions?