National Council Recognizes David Woodlock for His Visionary Leadership

NYAPRS Note: The National Council for Behavioral Health is the nation's most prominent association and voice of mental health and addiction providers and annual recognized leaders who display excellence in behavioral health care. This year the National Council is so aptly recognizing New York’s own David Woodlock for his 4 decades of visionary leadership in advancing recovery-oriented, integrated, and person-centered care through inpatient, supportive and transitional housing, counseling, rehabilitation, and other support services for adults, veterans, children, and families.

While so many of us have long experienced David’s great leadership, humility and integrity, many don’t know that he is an accomplished author of last year’s acclaimed new book, “Emotional Dimensions of Healthcare,” which links aversive childhood experiences and chronic exposure to violence and poverty to illness and poor healthcare outcomes.

We know firsthand of David’s great impact on our community and healthcare systems as he’s been a longtime advisor and supporter of NYAPRS and a pivotal speaker at so many of our events. Congratulations David!

National Council Recognizes David Woodlock for Excellence in Behavioral Health

NatCon18 attendees will honor ICL CEO as a leader in health care at the Awards of Excellence Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24) – David Woodlock, ICL CEO, has been named the recipient of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2018 Visionary Leadership Award to be presented in Washington, D.C. during the Awards of Excellence celebration in conjunction with the National Council Conference - NatCon18.

The National Council for Behavioral Health’s Awards of Excellence recognize leaders and organizations in behavioral health care for their ingenuity, hard work and dedication to improving the lives of Americans living with mental illnesses and addictions.

For more than four decades, David Woodlock has been providing exceptional leadership to mental health communities to work toward achieving meaningful outcomes for people from all walks of life. As CEO of ICL, he has become a leading advocate for whole person health that addresses the full range of a person’s emotional, social and physical needs. ICL’s work in this area was honored by SAMHSA (federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) with its 2017 Recognition of Excellence Award in Wellness, one of only three organizations selected from around the country.

Hailed as health care’s behavioral health conference, NatCon18 will convene more than 5,000 behavioral health professionals who will discuss processes, solutions and outcomes that transform the behavioral health landscape.

As a part of the recognition, David will receive $10,000 to donate to a cause or organization of his choosing.