Many professionals in the health and human service field do not receive the credit they deserve for their challenging and critically important work. At MSSA, we believe in recognizing the achievements and contributions of those in the health and human service field at both regional and statewide levels through our awards program. Most of us know someone who goes above and beyond what is asked of them out of a deep and selfless concern for others. They are the unsung heroes of the health and human service profession. Each year awardees are recognized at regional fall conferences throughout the state. Regional award recipients are then considered for statewide awards; state award recipients are acknowledged at MSSA's Annual Training Conference & Expo each March.