Community Health Awards

The MetroWest Health Foundation annually invites nominations for its Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award.

This is an opportunity to recognize a person or organization you know that has demonstrated outstanding leadership above and beyond their traditional scope of work to improve the health of the MetroWest area.

Take a minute to submit a brief application to nominate your hero for our 2020 award.

Deadline for the 2020 Award: January 15, 2020.

Award Criteria

The foundation is honoring individuals and organizations that have contributed services beyond the normal expectations of their employment or mission. Such efforts include direct responsibility for one or more of the following:

  • mobilization of individuals, resources or organizations to confront an important community health issue in the MetroWest area
  • development of a new program, services or supports to improve the health or health care of MetroWest residents
  • raise the level of awareness of an important health issue in the MetroWest area


Nominees must work or provide services to individuals in one or more of the 25 towns in the foundation's service area.

Selection Process

A committee will review all nominations and submit recommendations to the Board of Trustees of the foundation for final approval.

Award recipients will be expected to attend the foundation’s annual dinner meeting to accept their award.

Trustees, committee and panel members, and staff of the MetroWest Health Foundation are not eligible for nomination.


The deadline for submission is January 15, 2020.

Nominate Your Hero

About Deborah Blumer

Deborah Blumer was a Framingham community activist who worked as a tireless advocate on issues of education, basic human needs and social justice. She served as the founding chair of the foundation’s Board of Trustees and helped guide the formation of the foundation in its early years. In 2001, Debby was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where she served until her death in 2006. In 2007, the foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to name its Annual Community Health Leadership Award in memory of Debby’s service to the foundation and the MetroWest community.


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