Nominate your Immunization Champions!
A vital array of public and private stakeholders have joined the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to raise the public’s awareness of how important immunizations are – and to continue the work to keep Washingtonians immunized across the lifespan. This is the work of saving lives and keeping our communities healthy. It’s time to honor those who have committed to this mission and delivered on their promise. Learn more about our 2020 award winners.
The IACW and DOH seek nominations for the following awards:
- IACW Advocate Award: An individual, active in the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, who has given their time and been successful in enhancing statewide immunization efforts.
- IACW Collaborator Award: An organization, active in the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, who has impacted their community through collaboration to help promote, educate, and increase immunization levels.
- Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) Immunization Champion Award: An individual, working at the local level doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promote or foster adult and childhood immunizations in their communities.
Who is Eligible?
Nominees may include coalition members, parents, health care professionals, and other immunization leaders who meet award criteria. Some people are not eligible to apply for the AIM Immunization Champion Award but may be nominated for the IACW Awards, including immunization program managers; county, 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 this award.
Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 27th, 2022. We welcome self-nominations. The nomination form requires a narrative describing how the nominee meets one or more of the award criteria; please use concrete examples. You may also submit supporting materials, including program materials, publications, news, clippings, website screenshots, etc.
Please note: Groups can be nominated for the Collaborator Award but cannot be nominated for the AIM or Advocate Award.
How to Submit a Nomination
Complete and return the AIM nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org. Select nominees may be honored with an Immunization Action Coalition Washington (IACW) award through this process. IACW will select winners for the Immunization Advocate Award and the Immunization Collaborator Award alongside the AIM Immunization Champion Award process. Awardees will be recognized at the Summer 2022 IACW Quarterly Meeting.
For questions about any of these awards or the nomination process, email IC@withinreachwa.org.
Award Selection Process
The Selection Committee consists of IACW Committee members, DOH staff, and other immunization advocates. If Selection Committee members are nominated, they will abstain from voting in the category for which they were nominated. Nominators will be notified if their nominee has been selected. Award winners will be announced during National Immunization Awareness Month, August 2022.