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The Global Alliance recognizes exemplary work consistent with our values.

We honor those who are engaged in research, policy, and practice with a focus on:

  • Creating humane social policy
  • Protecting human rights
  • Preventing behavioral health problems
  • Strengthening communities, service systems, and policy especially for disadvantaged populations

Learn About Our Awards & Award Winners

Max Hayman Award

Recognizes distinguished scholarship in the mental health disciplines that contributes to the elimination of genocide and the remembrance of the Holocaust.

Presidential Award

Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary contributions to behavioral health and social justice. Nominated by the President of the Global Alliance.

Recognition Award

Acknowledges significant contributions of individuals or organizations that align with and reflect the Alliance’s core values. Nominated by the Membership Committee of the Global Alliance.

Vera Paster Award

Recognizes a graduate student, post-graduate resident, or fellow in a behavioral health or social justice program who is engaged in work that contributes significantly to the social, education, physical, or psychological well-being of persons of color, thereby promoting their empowerment and ameliorating disadvantage from oppression and its effects.

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