Porter-Leath was recently recognized with two awards for living out its mission of empowering children and families to live a healthy optimal and independent lifestyle.
This September, Porter-Leath was recognized by the Child Advocacy Center with the James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award. This annual award is given to a person or organization whose efforts in Shelby County demonstrate a commitment to the safety and well-being of children. Porter-Leath was recognized for our commitment to having 100% of our employees attend the Stewards of Children program to help protect children from sexual abuse. So far we have trained over 600 of our 650 employees thanks to the organizational efforts of Gwen Price, Porter-Leath's Director of Contract Management.
Additionally, each year the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics provides an opportunity for its members across the state to nominate colleagues and community members to be recognized for making a significant contribution to the welfare of children. We are excited to announce that Porter-Leath was honored with the "Friends of Children" award by the TNAAP at its Excellence in Pediatrics Annual Awards ceremony on September 13, 2019 in Franklin, TN. The award recognizes groups for their commitment to children's health advocacy in Tennessee and highlighted Porter-Leath's work with children and families in Shelby County. (You can learn more about Tennessee Chapter of the AAP by visiting: tnaap.org)