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Nominations sought for RWJF Community Health Leaders award

Houston—Do you know of a dental health professional doing exceptional work to improve health or access to health care in his or her community or someone who has solved a daunting community health problem? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking nominees for its 2012 Community Health Leaders award.

The RWJF honors 10 individuals each year. Winners receive national recognition, opportunities to network and collaborate with fellow health leaders around the country and $125,000 to support the leader’s work. Winners receive tools and knowledge to help them continue their efforts to improve health and health care where they live.

Past dentist winners include Dr. Amanda Gaynor Ashley of Barrow, Alaska, in 2009 ( and Dr. Kris Volcheck of Phoenix in 2010 (

Selected leaders come from diverse professional backgrounds and regions of the country. They’re working to solve the health challenges that confront their own communities throughout the United States.

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit