Covering Kids & Families of Indiana (CKF-IN) held their Annual Meeting and Award Luncheon on Wednesday, December 5. Covering Kids & Families presented the Governor Frank O’Bannon Memorial Kids First Award, which recognizes an individual who has exhibited leadership in improving statewide policies and processes, commitment to CKF-IN’s mission, and who serves as a champion for the health of Hoosiers. The 2018 award was presented to Carol Price, former Executive Director of the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition.
For many years, Carol Price has shown leadership and commitment to improving the health of Hoosiers in Clinton county. She built the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition to help decrease the risk factors that lead to chronic disease.
This grassroots coalition now includes more than 50 organizations working together to make the healthy choice the easy choice in their community. Carol served as the Executive Director of Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition from its beginning until retiring in 2017.
Before she retired, Carol was instrumental in bringing Covering Kids & Families to Healthy Communities, fulfilling a long-term goal of promoting and facilitating health coverage. Carol continues to serve the coalition as a member of the Board of Directors and volunteers her time to assist with grant writing. The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Community Health Engagement Program hired her as a Community Consultant to assist in other communities throughout the state. Under her leadership, the coalition was successful in garnering more than $6,000,000 in grant funding to create policy, systems and environmental changes to decrease the risk factors that lead to chronic disease.