Nominate a Local Champion


Nominate a champion by Feb 8, 2019: 

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes individuals who make a significant contribution toward improving public health through their work in childhood immunization. A CDC Childhood Immunization Champion is an individual who is doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promote or foster childhood immunizations in his or her community. Champions should meet one or more of the following criteria:

Leadership: The candidate is considered an authority on immunization in his or her community, medical system, or individual practice. Activities may include acting as a spokesperson, trainer, mentor, or educator.
Collaboration:  The candidate has worked to build support for and increase immunization rates in infants and young children. Activities may include establishing or strengthening partnerships, coalitions, committees, working groups, or other.
Innovation:  The candidate has used creative or innovative strategies to promote immunization or address challenges to immunization in their practice, community, state, or region. Activities may include both new strategies and adapting existing strategies in new ways such as for reaching under-immunized populations.
Advocacy:  The candidate is active in advancing policies and best practices to support immunization in infants and young children in their community, state, or region. The candidate cannot be involved in advocacy activities that are related to funding for immunizations.

Champions may include coalition members, parents, healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, etc.), and other immunization leaders who meet the award criteria. Self-nominations are welcome, or you may submit a nomination for a deserving individual. State immunization program managers, state and federal government employees of health agencies, individuals who have been affiliated with and/or employed by pharmaceutical companies, and those who have already received the award are not eligible.

Awardees will be announced during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 27–May 4, 2019. Champions will be featured on CDC’s web site and may be recognized by their immunization program during NIIW.

Nominate a champion by Feb 8, 2019: 

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