The COVID-19 pandemic has made public health work more important than ever before. Family physicians - on the front line since the beginning - are addressing the serious impacts of the pandemic in their communities. This is essential to creating community-oriented primary care practices that promote access and equity. It's no accident that we launch the award during National Minority Health Month and Public Health Week in April.
Strong nominees include members who:
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.