Leadership in State Government Advocacy

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding chapter contributions to further family medicine through legislative accomplishments or initiatives, or the support of public policy efforts.

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Selection Criteria:

Activities undertaken in calendar year 2018 are eligible for the award. Up to four awards available based on the number of applicants. All chapter sizes– small, medium, large, and extra-large– are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include the following:

  • Cover letter requesting consideration
  • Background information on issue
  • Activity undertaken by chapter
  • Outcome of activity
  • Lessons for other chapters
  • Supporting documents

Applications are reviewed and recommended to the AAFP Board Chair by the AAFP Commission on Governmental Advocacy Subcommittee on State Government Affairs.

Subcommittee members will consider, but not be limited to, the following criteria:

  • Approach: How did the chapter position itself on the issue?
  • Innovation: Was a new strategy deployed?
  • Outcome: How successful was the effort, not necessarily measured by disposition of legislation?
  • Replicable: How helpful will this program be to other chapters?

Please submit applications to Shelby King, Manager, Center for State Policy.  

Nominations by:

Accepting rolling applications for 2018 until August 1, 2018.