The Block Nurse Program is commended by Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich in a
special proclamation, receives the Main Agency Achievement Award given by
the Midwest Alliance in Nursing, and wins the prestigious "Innovations in American Government" award from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Ford Foundation.
With a “Spirit of Service” award and a proclamation, the Ramsey
County (MN) commissioners acknowledge the important collaborative role the Block Nurse Program
has played with the County Public Health Nursing Service, the District
12 Council, St. Anthony Park and the City of St. Paul in organizing cost-effective
medical care and supportive services to help seniors remain in their
homes as long as possible.
The Metropolitan Council's (Twin Cities, MN) "Policy Implementation Award" goes to Living at Home/Block Nurse Program, Inc. "recognizing local initiatives that demonstrate innovation and originality and serve as a model for others in implementing regional policies."
The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce presents Living at Home/Block Nurse Program, Inc. with the "Walter and Lydia Deubener Award for Small Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation."
InterHealth, a national association of faith-based, non-profit hospitals and the 3M Corporation presents the Living at Home/Block Nurse Program, Inc. organization with the "Spirit of Innovation" award.
The Citizens League (MN), in a report commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Human Services titled "A New Wrinkle on Aging", advocates the Living at Home/Block Nurse Program (one of only two program models for elders specifically mentioned in this study).
Grantmakers in Aging's Tool Kit for Funders called "Funding Across the Ages" uses LAH/BNP examples and promotes Elderberry Institute as a national resource for elder friendly communities and maximizing the health of older people.
The N.S.E.A.M. Living at Home/Block Nurse Program in Fort Worth, Texas receives the national "SHARE Leadership Award" for "fostering healthy aging across cultures" from SmithKline Beecham and the University of Pennsylvania Health System in recognition of the Program's exceptional work in the Near Southeast and Morningside neighborhoods of central Fort Worth.