Healthcare looms large in the nation's capital this week as lawmakers wrestle again with proposals to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Has a healthcare professional, an inspiring wellness program or an innovative medical approach made a difference in your life? Show appreciation by nominating the responsible individual, company or organization for a 2018 Healthcare Achievement Award. Winners and finalists will be recognized in six categories:  Executive of the Year, Practitioner of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Healthcare Trailblazer, Pathway to Population Health and Lifetime Achievement.

Nominations should be completed online, saved and emailed by Oct. 13 to

Fore Hope, founded by 2015 Healthcare Achievement honoree Mindy Derr, holds its annual adaptive golf tournament for those with neurological conditions Oct. 10 at Safari Golf Club. Teams of two Fore Hope participants and two community partners play a seven-hole tournament which includes a challenge hole where able-bodied golfers tee off on a par 3 hole from a seated position.

Bone up on healthcare policy issues at the national, state and local level with resources from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. Issues broken down by HPIO include healthcare cost and quality, intersections of education and health, medical marijuana law in Ohio and more.

Getting healthy for some means landing a good job. Opportunities for seniors include an event Friday morning for Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services driving ambassadors and Oct. 2 to fill 100 positions with Hot Chicken Takeover as it expands its Columbus-area presence.

Healthy inspiration for entrepreneurs is available Friday morning with the BBB Startup Panel and Networking Event at Dawson. One of the panelists, Bobbi Custer of the Spotted Cow Coffeehouse, is a 2017 Spark Award recipient.