UPDATE: This award included a cash donation, which Ms. Oshel chose to give to the NC Justice Center. Click here to learn more.
The Association for Community-Affiliated Plans (ACAP) has awarded its 11th annual Making a Difference Award to Alliance Health Senior Vice President—Community Health and Well-Being Ann Oshel.
ACAP is a national trade association which represents not-for-profit safety net health plans that serve more than twenty million enrollees through Medicaid, Medicare, and other public health coverage programs. Their mission is to strengthen these health plans in their work to improve the health and well-being of lower-income people and/or people with significant health needs.
ACAP presents its annual Making a Difference Award to an employee at an ACAP-member plan who goes far beyond the boundaries of their job description in efforts to improve their community, support underserved populations, and fulfill community needs. Awardees are judged by a committee of human resources directors from ACAP-member health plans on how well they support ACAP’s principles of advocacy for beneficiaries, care, access to quality health care, and a commitment to the public good.
“Throughout her 30-year professional career in community-based mental health and leadership, Ann Oshel has maintained a deep personal belief that it is the community’s collective responsibility to respond to the needs of its most vulnerable citizens. She has spent that career advocating for them and developing the partnerships that have been uniquely successful in leveraging her principles into practice,” said Alliance CEO Rob Robinson in his nomination letter. Read the entire nomination letter here.
The award was presented to Ms. Oshel at Alliance’s virtual all-staff meeting June 12, 2020, by ACAP CEO Meg Murray and ACAP Vice President for Quality and Operations Enrique Martinez-Vidal.