2016 Local Hero Award for Community Pediatrics

Posted by American Academy of Pediatrics on February 1, 2016

Council on Community Pediatrics Invites Nominations for 2016 Local Hero Award

Community pediatrics is the practice of promoting and integrating the positive social, cultural, and environmental influences on children’s health as well as addressing potential negative effects that deter optimal child health and development within a community.

The Council on Community Pediatrics, a division of the American Academy of Pediatrics, promotes community pediatrics through policy, practice, and education. To that end, the council is accepting nominations for the 2016 CCP Local Hero Award, which recognizes pediatricians who lead community action and advocacy on behalf of children.

The award is presented annually to two individuals who leverage community resources to improve accessibility, appropriateness, and quality of care for all children; advocate for children who lack access to care; implement public health approaches to advance the health of all children in the community; and/or promote child health within all community environments (i.e., community, school, and family).

Award recipients will be honored at the Council on Community Pediatrics Awards Event at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. The award includes an honorarium, one-day conference registration fee, airfare reimbursement, two-night hotel stay, and two days of meals.

To be eligible, nominees must be a pediatrician, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a resident of the United States or Canada. Nominees are not required to be members of the Council on Community Pediatrics; however, preference will be given to council members.



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