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 2020 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 Commission on Governmental Advocacy by the AAFP 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?

Nominations by:

Accepting rolling applications for 2020 until June 15, 2020. Please submit applications to Shelby Higgins, Manager, Center for State Policy.