NOMC & AF recognized by the National Association for Rural Mental Health for 20+ years of service
We are thrilled to announce that the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation (NOMC & AF) will be honored with the National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)‘s Peter G. Beeson Rural Arts Award for our 20+ years of service in the New Orleans community and our YOU GOT THIS (YGT) mental health outreach program, as a remarkable example of of breaking down barriers to access to quality care and mental health care.
Access to health care and mental health care are very serious concerns for rural and remote populations. By providing access to comprehensive healthcare and mental health/ social services for those in New Orleans and surrounding areas, NOMAF has demonstrated an extraordinary intersection of arts and mental health that upholds as the essence of the Peter G. Beeson Rural Arts Award.
The award will be presented at the NARMH national conference at the Astor Crowne Plaza on Friday, August 24th from 3:40pm – 5:00pm.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th | 3:40 – 5:00 PM
ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA (739 Canal St.)
The National Association for Rural Mental Health established the Rural Arts Award in 2007 to honor the lifelong contributions of Peter G. (Pete) Beeson to both rural mental health and the rural arts. Pete has been a long time member of NARMH, also a member of its board of directors as well as a Howery Award winner. Pete is recognized within the association for his masterful writing about rural life and his beautiful photography both of which have graced the pages of many NARMH publications. The board established the award and recognized Pete as the inaugural recipient at a plenary session during the 2007 NARMH Annual Conference in Kansas City. Nominees will have been recognized for their contributions to the arts that highlight aspects of rural life as a central focus of their work. Using five hundred words or less, describe the nominee, their preferred art form and the way in which it depicts rural life.
About NARMH:The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) was founded in 1977 to develop and enhance mental health and substance abuse services and support mental health providers in rural, remote and frontier areas. We promote the needs and concerns unique to rural mental health, develop educational resources, and sponsor an annual conference where rural mental health professionals, consumers and other stakeholders can share knowledge and resources. NARMH has added two additional goals – to proactively support initiatives to strengthen the voices of rural consumers and their families and to develop and mentor the next generation of rural mental health leaders and researchers. NARMH, since its inception, has been strongly committed to rural people and rural providers. This commitment has allowed NARMH to focus on what it takes to provide quality services and meaningful research for rural consumers and providers. Visit the NARMH website at www.narmh.org to learn more about our organization. NARMH’s mission is to “Link Rural Voices to Rural Mental Health”.