Awards

The submission deadline for NAP's 2022 awards is October 15, 2021.  The winners will be recognized at our 2022 Forum March 3-5 in San Diego, California.

Nominations are accepted
for the following four awards for 2022:

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

Alexa Bell, Project Coordinator 
[email protected]
859-402-9763

The submission deadline for 2022's awards is October 15, 2021.  

 



View list of previous award winners


 

Nicholas Andrew
Cummings Award

Named for the National Academies of Practice's Founder, the organization's highest award is presented annually to a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice 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
  • Three (3) additional letters of support. One of these letters of support must be from a non-NAP Member. Each individual letter of support is not to exceed 2 pages in length. 

2021 Awardee- Barbara Maxwell, PhD, DPT, MSc, Cert THE, FNAP

Barbara Maxwell

 

 

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. Nomination letter must include the following details: 
  1. Who was involved?
  2. Describe the contributions to interprofessional practice and interprofessional education
  3. Describe how these contributions are enduring 

2021 Awardee- Woodruff Health Science Center (WHSC) Interprofessional Team Training (ITT) Program Planning Group at Emory university School of Medicine

Woodruff

 

 

NAP Leadership Award 

This award recognizes an individual working to advance Interprofessional Education/Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPE/IPCP) and whose actions and results align with the NAP Mission and Vision. The award recipient is someone who has displayed transformative leadership in advancing policy that supports IPE/IPCP.  

Nominations for this award many be given biennially (when suitable candidate is nominated) and are only accepted from NAP Council members and may not be NAP members. The next award cycle for nominations is 2022.

2021 Awardee- Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

Dr. Fauci

Creativity of 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. Nomination letter must include information about the project or creative solution including:
  1. Name of the project
  2. When the project started and how long has it been in place
  3. Identify those involved 
  4. Description of how this a creative project and/or solution
  5. How this achieved improvements in healthcare including any supporting documentation (articles, press releases, data, results, etc.) 

2021 Awardee- Not awarded 

 

Patient Advocacy Award 

This award recognizes a patient or care partner whose lived experience transformed him, her or them and he, she and how has their lived experience transformed healthcare to enhance the well-being of others.

  • 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 is submitted to headquarters during the regular, annual award-submission window with background on the nominee, an explanation on how they meet the award criteria, and any other supporting materials. The nomination letter (not to exceed two pages) must include the following information: 
  1. Name of nominee and whether they are a patient or care provider
  2. How has the nominee transformed interprofessional healthcare and described their lived experience?
  3. Supporting documentation and/ or additional letters of support are encouraged but not required. 

2021 Awardees- Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan (1973-2016) and Tuesday (2006-2019). 

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.

2021 Awardee- James A. Boucher, OD, MS, FAAO, FNAP (1937-2020)

James Boucher