Our January Employee of the Month is Alison Dudek. Alison is a PHN who works as a waivered services Case Manager, she is involved with Child Passenger Safety and Child and Teen Checkups. Alison works with the SHIP grant and Healthcare Strategies, does 60 Plus and Healthy Foot Clinics and works on the WOW Van. She is also a member of the Public Health Quality Improvement Council and works multiple community events throughout the year. Our nominator states in part, “Alison has been instrumental in the success of the Buffalo Area Dementia Friends. This community initiative has been successful beyond expectations because of the commitment of local citizens and organizations, most notably Wright County Public Health for funding assistance. The increasing numbers of people in our communities experiencing cognitive challenges is a major public health concern as people remain in their communities. Alison understands the implications of this issue to Public Health. Alison's knowledge of policies guiding the funding and her assessment of funding requests have provided clarification and credibility to the BADF citizen leadership. Alison is confident in her role and has a keen sense of accountability for public funds. She has frequently gone above and beyond her "job description" to support the BADF Community Coordinator, who is a caregiver. Alison's compassion and kindness are exemplary.” Alison has a keen awareness of the importance of teamwork, her professionalism is evident with both clients and providers as she works to set up services. Alison often receives phone calls from clients with questions outside of her realm of expertise. Instead of referring their questions elsewhere, Alison works to find the answers to their questions to provide continuity and excellent customer service. Thank you, Alison and congratulations on being our HHS January Employee of the Month!