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 and at the Annual Training Conference and Expo in Minneapolis in the spring. 

Regional winners will be automatically nominated for the state award at the spring Annual Training Conference and Expo.

The nomination period is currently closed. If you are from regions 1, 2, 5, or 10 and are interested in nominating someone, contact Suzanne at