Sandra Poole

sandra-pooleCBHN Deputy Director, Sandra Poole was honored on Saturday, October 3rd at the Sac Cultural Hub 2015 Exceptional Women of Color Awards Conference.

Every year, Sac Cultural Hub, a leading, regional, news, media, and public relations outlet honors a select group of women for their outstanding contributions to the sectors of business, community, education, health, government, public policy and advocacy.

This year, CBHN is proud to announce that Deputy Director Sandra Poole was recognized for her amazing body of work in the areas government, public policy, and health advocacy.

The CBHN staff and Board of of Directors genuinely congratulate Sandra for her commitment and her service!

Dr. Vicki Alexander

vickiCalifornia Black Health Network is pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Vicki Alexander, Secretary of the CBHN Board of Directors, has been awarded the prestigious regional Jefferson Award for Public Service by KPIX/CBS News in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This is an amazing accomplishment! In 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service, a 501c3 public foundation, to establish a Nobel Prize for public and community service and they called it the Jefferson Awards.

The awards are presented on the national local levels. On the local level, Jefferson Award recipients are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward.

By honoring “quiet, un-sung heroes” , it is the goal of the Jefferson Awards to inspire others to become involved in community and public service. The Jefferson Awards is the nation’s largest media partnership highlighting service to America.

Dr. Vicki Alexander has won a regional award and as media partners with the Jefferson Awards since 2005, KPIX profiles a Bay Area winner each week. They will broadcast the stories on KPIX-TV and KCBS radio, and post them online.

Then each January, KPIX invites all the previous year’s winners to join them for a medal ceremony in San Francisco. As a 2015 winner, Dr. Alexander will be invited to the ceremony for all of the year’s winners on January 13, 2016. Dr. Alexander and her story will be filmed on Wednesday, October 7.

CBHN encourages you to send your congratulations to Dr. Vicki Alexander for this outstanding recognition. Her body of work on behalf of Black Infant Health and Healthy Families is simply amazing. We are so proud of her and we congratulate and honor Dr. Vicki Alexander for her commitment and her service to the community.