Awarded to individuals or organizations who have made diversity, inclusivity, and equity priorities in clinical and operational practices, as evidenced by any or all of the following:
- Multiple dimensions of diversity among staff, leadership, and governance
- Organization-wide and community training initiatives (e.g., anti-racism, gender inclusivity, social justice)
- Implementation of culturally responsive clinical or recovery support programs
- Demonstration of or advocacy for equitable access to services for communities that have faced exclusion or marginalization
- Identification of an internal institutional deviation from best practices, followed by a substantive, transparent, and measurable process of change
- Significant financial and resource commitments to improving equity in service access, inclusivity in treatment/work environments, or supportive engagement with diverse communities
This award is proudly named after Dr. Peter Hayden, the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Turning Point, Inc., the inaugural award recipient of the NAATP Diversity, Inclusivity, and Racial Equity Award in 2021. Dr. Hayden's leadership and community-centric approach has had monumental impact on Turning Point’s programming and clients. His and Turning Point’s grassroot efforts are a model for best practices in culturally specific drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation.