Nominate your Immunization Heroes Today!
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.
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 tremendous amounts of time and been successful in enhancing statewide immunization efforts. Use the Nomination Form on pages 2-3 of this application.
- 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. Use the Nomination Form on pages 2-3 of this application.
- CDC Childhood Immunization Champion: An individual who goes above and beyond or does an exemplary job to promote or foster immunizations for 0-2 year olds in their community. Use the Nomination Form on pages 4-9 of this application.
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 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion 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, Friday, February 2nd, 2018. 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 that groups can be nominated for the Collaborator award, but cannot be nominated for the CDC or Advocate awards.
How to Submit a Nomination
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 Infant Immunization Week, April 21 through April 28.