Awards

The submission deadline for NAP's 2021 awards is November 18, 2020.  The winners will be recognized at our 2021 Forum March 18-20 in Washington DC.

Nominations are accepted
for the following four awards for 2021:

  • The Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award
  • Interprofessional Group Recognition Award
  • Creativity in Practice and Education Award
  • New: Patient Advocacy Award

Descriptions and criteria for each can be found below.

 

Submissions are accepted from all NAP Fellows.  There is no official nomination form; simply send your nomination letter with background on the nominee and details on how they fit the award criteria to:

Melanie Bowzer, Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9181

The submission deadline for 2021's awards is November 18, 2020.  

 



View list of previous award winners


Nicholas Andrew
Cummings Award

Named for NAP's Founder, this award is presented annually to a Distinguished Fellow of NAP who has demonstrated outstanding or extraordinary contributions to the National Academies of Practice and interprofessional health care.

  • Nominee must be a NAP Fellow
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (cannot self-nominate)
  • Given annually
  • Nomination letter submitted to headquarters with background on the nominee, a CV of the nominee, and details on how they fit the award criteria

2020 - David Itzkoff, DDS, FADPD, DABSCD, SFNAP

 

 

Interprofessional Group Recognition Award

Given to groups who have made enduring contributions to interprofessional practice and education.

  • Nominee(s) can be NAP members or non-members
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (and can be a member of a group he/she is nominating)
  • May be given annually (when a suitable candidate is nominated)
  • Nomination letter submitted to headquarters with background on the nominee and details on how they fit the award criteria

2020 – University of Cincinnati’s Academic Health Center

 

Creativity in Practice and Education Award

This award recognizes a person and/or team who display creative solutions in interprofessional education and/or interprofessional practice, thereby achieving improvements in health care.

  • Nominee(s) can be NAP members or non-members
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (and can be a member of a group he/she is nominating)
  • May be given annually (when a suitable candidate is nominated)
  • Nomination letter submitted to headquarters with background on the nominee and details on how they fit the award criteria

2020 - the PATH (Providing Access to Healthcare Clinic) and HRTSA (Heart Failure Transitional Care Services for Adults) Clinics of the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Pictured left to right: Michele Talley, Maria Shirey, and Connie White-Williams of the PATH and HRTSA Clinics

 

New: Patient Advocacy Award 

This award recognizes a patient or care partner whose lived experience transformed him, her or them and he, she or they transformed healthcare to enhance the well-being of others. Nominations may come from NAP members or non-members, but nominees cannot be members of NAP.

NAPO James A. Boucher Award (Optometry)

Awarded by the Optometry Academy to a NAP Optometry Academy Member who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the profession of optometry and the healthcare field and has upheld the mission of NAP to advance science and the concept of interprofessional care.

2020 - John C. Townsend, OD, FAAO