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2012-2013 Award Nomination Submission

Nominations close February 15, 2013.

Joseph W. Cullen Award for Outstanding Contributions to Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
The Award for Outstanding to Chronic Disease Prevention and Control is given to an individual outside the traditional public health field who has made outstanding contributions in the field of chronic disease. Specific contributions in the form of legislation, education or awareness messages in the media, or other means of promoting good health must be provided in the nomination.

The Award for Excellence in the Prevention and Control of Chronic Disease is given for distinguished service and the "advancement of knowledge and practice in reducing the chronic disease burden." It is presented to an individual in the field of public health.

The Public Policy Award is given to an organization or coalition that has been effective in promoting policy change that reduces the chronic disease burden on a national, state, or local level. The organization or coalition's role in the policy change must be explained with identified results.

The Legislator of the Year Award is given to a legislative champion who has substantially assisted in the advancement of the Association's goals by introducing or supporting legislation or amendments including appropriation legislation that reduce the chronic disease burden. The legislative efforts of the champion may be over an extended period of time.

The award is given only when a deserving member is identified and there can be more than one recipient in any given year.

The Program Delivery Award is given to an organization or coalition that has developed and implemented a program which successfully reduces the chronic disease burden. Objectives for this program must have been based on sound epidemiologic data, and evaluation data must show a significant impact.

The Outstanding Leadership Award is given to a member of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors whose leadership has increased the effectiveness of the association.

Describe the activities and level of effort of the individual or group, which merit the award for which they are being nominated. If an individual is being nominated, describe the position they held while performing this work and any relevant publications. (10 points)
Describe the results or impact of the nominee's work. What were the identified outcomes? (10 points)
Describe how this work was important or significant to the chronic disease community. (10 points)
1) Only one person may be recognized per accomplishment, only one award nomination category per program or person will be considered.
2) Form letters are discouraged.
3) State chronic disease departments are encouraged to submit nominations as a unit and with the approval of the Chronic Disease Director.

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