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Outstanding Service to Community Award

Metagenics and One Health are both deeply committed to community health and assisting those in need. The Outstanding Service to Community Award (OSCA) aims to recognise the increasing number of Practitioners who are similarly engaged in making a world that works for everyone.

Aim

To create a platform that inspires and recognises active engagement in community health by Metagenics Practitioners.

How It Will Work

Nominations of Practitioners that are actively contributing to positive health outcomes within their community (in addition to their clients) will be taken throughout the year.

Nominations may be put forward by Metagenics Area Sales Managers, a fellow Practitioner, or individuals themselves that are engaged in philanthropic initiatives.

Local, national and global initiatives can all be nominated, as can one-off events or ongoing regular programs.

To be eligible, initiatives must be philanthropic in intent and anchored in holistic health practices or principles. Activities may be directed towards disadvantaged and marginalised community groups or the general public.

This is a great opportunity to give the cause of your initiative exposure within the Natural Healthcare Practitioner community!

Approaches For Your Initiative May Include:

  • A workplace giving or staff volunteering program
  • A traditional charity model
  • A social enterprise or business
  • A fundraising initiative
  • Entirely education-based
  • Or be service and treatment focused

Examples Of How Practitioners Might Start Their Initiative:

  • Free public talks to local community groups
  • Discounted/free clinic appointments for disadvantaged community groups or members
  • Donations made to charity organisations (from the clinic/business)
  • Partnering with or participating in local charity activities
  • A percentage of sales committed to a cause
  • Bespoke initiatives developed by or participated in by Practitioners
  • Creation of employment pathways for disadvantaged community members
  • Advocacy and awareness-raising pieces on key issues affecting their community
Approaches for your initiative

Criteria For Evaluation

While the spirit of this idea is firmly rooted in inspiration rather than competition, in order to recognise extraordinary achievements in this space, consideration will be given to the following areas:

  • Scale of the program and/or results, including sustainability of impact
  • Number of people impacted
  • Number of hours volunteered
  • Amount of money raised or value of services delivered
  • Does the program help address the social/lifestyle causes of health problems, or just the symptoms?
  • Is the program accessible to marginalised or disadvantaged groups?
  • Is the program operating in isolation or does it partner with/leverage existing infrastructure, groups or services?
  • Is the impact of the initiative short, medium, or long-term?

In addition to Metagenics media promotion and exposure, the winner will be enlisted into the OSCA Hall of Fame and also receive:

  • Free registration to Congress;
  • $1,000 worth of products (RRP) to be used towards their cause (if applicable); and
  • An award from Metagenics and One Health Organisation recognising their achievements.

Submit your nomination

OSCA Hall of Fame

Entries Close On 22nd March 2019

Nominations will be initially vetted by the Metagenics OSCA team and a shortlist put forward to One Health Organisation. Based on best practice criteria, One Health will recommend the Award recipient amongst the top three nominees. The top three nominees will be notified by Metagenics prior to Congress 2019. Achievements of all three finalists will be announced at Congress 2019.

Terms and Conditions:

*Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions of entry. *Entry is limited to Metagenics (Aust) Pty Ltd and Metagenics (NZ) Pty Ltd Practitioner account holders. *Multiple nominations per Practitioner account can be submitted for separate initiatives. *Only one entry per Practitioner initiative can be submitted. *The promoter will not be responsible for any entries that are not received. *Competition period commences 11/06/2018. Entries close 5:00 pm on 22/03/2019. No late entries will be accepted after this date. *One selected winning entry will win one (1) x $1,000 (RRP) worth of Metagenics product to be used towards cause (if applicable), free registration to Congress 2019 (or Congress 2020 if the winner prefers) and an award from Metagenics and One Health Organisation recognising their achievements. *The panel of judges will review all entries against the Criteria for Evaluation and will select the winner and two finalists, who will be notified by Metagenics. *The winner and two finalists will be announced at the International Congress on Natural Medicine 2019, on social media, e-newsletters and print materials such as the Update magazine. *The decision on winning entries is final and no correspondence will be entered into. *The promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss), or for personal injury suffered or sustained, in connection with the competition or the prize, except for any liability which cannot be exceeded by law. *Entrants are responsible for any and all expenses that they may incur in entering the competition and will not be reimbursed regardless of whether or not their entry wins the competition. *All entries become the property of the promoter and will not be returned. *All entries will be entered into a database and the promoter may use the entrant’s names and addresses for further promotional, marketing and publicity purposes unless otherwise advised by the entrant. *No details will be passed on to any third parties. *The promoter agrees to deal with any Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Act. The Promoter's Privacy Policy can be found here. *Employees and their immediate families of the promoter and its agencies associated with this promotion are not eligible to nominate themselves. *The promoter is Metagenics (Aust) Pty Ltd of 741 Nudgee Road, Northgate, QLD, 4013. ABN 73 010 636 165

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