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Frank Peak Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Frank Peak, administrator for Community Outreach Services for Creighton Partnership in Health, has earned the Hugh & Dr. Lela Shanks Award for Lifetime Achievement and Persistence from the Nebraska State Dr. Martin Luther King Planning Committee.

The award was presented to Peak for his “long history in community/political activism and social justice leadership” during a special Jan. 14th ceremony in the state’s Capitol Rotunda in Lincoln.

Peak is co-founder and former president/CEO of Nebraska Ethnics Together Working On Reaching Kids, Inc., and serves as a member of the statewide Minority Health Advisory Committee of the Nebraska Health and Human Services System Office of Minority Health, the Douglas County Board of Health, and other organizations. He has also developed and coordinated numerous health fairs/screenings to address health disparities and the health care needs for underserved and minority populations.

He is the recipient of the American Society of Public Administrators Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Justice, the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from the State of Nebraska, the Recognition of Excellence Award from the Nebraska Minority Public Health Association, and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Biennial Community Service Award from the Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.

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