The Hometown Health Hero Award is a major part of the annual Public Health Week observance in Michigan, and the Center for Women in Transition will receive special recognition at the state capitol on April 25.
“This award recognizes organizations across the state working tirelessly to maintain and improve the health of their local communities,” said James Koval, coordinator of the Michigan Public Health Week Partnership. “The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program was chosen because the partnership determined it made an important contribution to the health of the communities in Ottawa and Allegan counties.”
CWIT's sexual assault examiner nurses offer crisis intervention services to victims of recent sexual assault 24 hours per day, seven days per week. This is the only service of its kind in Ottawa and Allegan counties, and 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the program.
“We are honored to work with the nurses in our program,” said Charisse Mitchell, executive director at the Center for Women in Transition. “They demonstrate uncommon commitment and sensitivity.”