Maternal & Family Health Services Announces 41st Annual Meeting Community Luncheon

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) announces that its 41st Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Community Luncheon will take place on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at The Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre. The Community Luncheon will feature a special forum on building and nurturing an inclusive community by embracing diversity and cultural competency, as well as the presentation of several awards, including the Rose Allan Tucker Award.

Maternal & Family Health Services began its journey of service in April 1971, with a vision to improve the quality of family life, promote responsible parenthood and coordinate effective service delivery in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Today, MFHS has grown to a regional organization serving over 125,000 individuals in 16 Pennsylvania counties.

Maternal and Family Health Services is also currently seeking nominations for the Rose Allan Tucker Award, which will be presented at the Annual Meeting Community Luncheon. The late Rose Tucker was a former Luzerne County Commissioner and long-time employee of MFHS. She dedicated her life to public service as a community leader, political activist, health advocate, and champion for women, children and families in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Since 1996, MFHS has celebrated her legacy by presenting the Rose Tucker Award to a person who demonstrates a deep commitment to improving the quality of life for women, children and families in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Nominees for the award should demonstrate a long-term commitment to improving the quality of life in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and a significant positive impact on the health and welfare of women, children and families. Nomination forms are available on the events page of the agencys website or by calling 1-800-367-6347.

In addition to the Rose Allan Tucker Award, Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, Program Director at The Wright Center in Scranton will be receiving the Outstanding Community Partner Award for her work to create essential partnerships that connect people to programs and services, improve access to care, and build a stronger, healthier community. Joanne Corte Grossi, Regional Director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be receiving the Outstanding Public Service Award for her work as a strong and effective advocate for programs that are proven to make a positive difference in the lives of women, children and families.

More details on when the public can buy tickets to the Community Luncheon will be announced shortly on the MFHS website.

About Maternal & Family Health Services: MFHS is a non-profit health and human service organization that serves over 125,000 people in 16 Pennsylvania counties with programs that help women, children and families gain access to health and nutrition services. This agency was founded in 1971 and is celebrating 41 years of connecting the community to better health. For more information about MFHS, visit or call 1-800-367-6347.

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