The deadline for submissions has been extended. Submissions are now being accepted until Friday, January 26th, 2018.

Consideration is open to all social workers* in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island – hospital, CHHA, LHCSA, SNF. All submissions will be initially scored and a pool of 200 entrants (maximum) will be submitted to a preliminary screening panel. Finalists will be submitted to our esteemed Panel of Judges.

We are searching for the Social Worker who has challenged, impacted, or effected change within a health-related field. This is someone who will never stop forging advocacy for patients’ needs and who exemplifies exceptional leadership with peers, patients, and institutions. This champion may use a political platform or the media to voice social injustice, promote social change, and or organize community events.

Click here to submit an entry for consideration

Thank you for your interest in submitting an entry for the 2017 Centers Patient Advocacy Award. We regret to inform you that we cannot accept any new submissions as we have received the maximum amount of entries. If you have any questions about a previously submitted entry, email Otherwise, we look forward to reviewing your submission for 2018!

* Employees of Centers Health Care or its affiliates are ineligible.