The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes important contributions family physicians make to improving community health at the national, state, or local levels. The COVID-19 pandemic only reinforced the importance of public health, as family physicians address the serious impact on their community's health while providing high-quality care - physicians like Laura Parajón, M.D., M.P.H., the 2021 Public Health Award Winner.
The AAFP is looking for members who went above and beyond their typical job responsibilities, and demonstrated leadership, innovation, and advocacy to improve patient and community health. To be considered, applicants must:
The nomination packet must contain the following:
The winner is selected by a panel of the executive committee of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science. If there is no clear winner, the top five nominees will be resubmitted to the judges. A final ranking of the top five will determine the winner.