2020 Call for Nominations

Each year for nearly two decades, the School-Based Health Alliance has recognized luminaries in the school-based health care field with a Lifetime Achievement award. During the national convention, we honor select individuals and institutions who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the mission of school-based health care. We celebrate leaders who embody the spirit of innovation, dedication, and collaboration, who go above and beyond to manifest the vision of quality school-based health care for all young people.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Previous Award Recipients

2019: Chris Kjolhede, MD, MPH
2018: Veda Johnson, MD, FAAP

About the Award

The Alliance’s Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates a leader who has demonstrated a strong commitment to making an impact in the school-based health care field.  Such leaders are innovative, dedicated, collaborative advocates who go ‘above and beyond’ to manifest the vision of quality school-based health care for all young people.

Nomination Questions:

  1. How does the nominee promote a culture of health across their school community, state, or the national school-based health care field?
  2. Describe ways in which the nominee demonstrates innovation—please be specific (e.g. implemented school breakfast program).
  3. Describe ways in which the nominee demonstrates collaboration -please be specific (e.g. developed school-based health care community partnership with representatives from: parents, youth, faith-based, local department of education, local department of health, and healthcare payors).
  4. Describe ways in which the nominee motivates and inspires others– please be specific (e.g. holds SBHC staff celebration, recognizing hard work and successes twice annually).

Eligibility

Eligible nominees:

  • Demonstrated leadership impact in the field.
  • At least 15 years of service in the school-based health care field
  • Current Alliance member

Individuals not eligible for this award include:

  • Less than 15 years in the field
  • Current and active members of School-Based Health Alliance’s Board of Directors and staff
  • Individuals who have previously received the Alliance’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Nomination Form

Rising Star Award

Previous Award Recipients

2019: Allison Jackson, MSN, ARPN, FNP-DC
2018: Amanda Forsmark

About the Award

The Alliance’s Rising Star Award celebrates an individual who is early to mid-level in their school-based health care careers and demonstrates significant contributions to advancing the field. Such individuals demonstrate emerging leadership and an ability to create innovative strategies that address pressing issues in school-based health care.

Nomination Questions:

  1. Describe why you consider them as a “rising star” in promoting a culture of health across their school, community, state, or the national school-based health care field.
  2. Describe ways in which the nominee demonstrates innovation- please be specific (e.g. implemented school breakfast program).
  3. Describe ways in which the nominee demonstrates collaboration-please be specific (e.g. volunteers to join many school staff committees, including attendance team, staff wellness, back to school night committee).
  4. Describe ways in which the nominee motivates and inspires others- please be specific (e.g. sends electronic thank you cards to colleagues in SBHC and school staff upon completion of each joint deliverable).

Eligibility

Eligible nominees:

  • Demonstrated excellence in their contribution to address issues in the field using creative and innovative approaches
  • Up to 7 years in the school-based health care field
  • Holds a position in the school-based health care field at the national, state, and/or local level
  • Current individual or organization member of Alliance member

Individuals not eligible for this award include:

  • More than 7 years in the field
  • Current and active members of School-Based Health Alliance’s Board of Directors and staff.
  • Individuals who have previously received the Alliance’s Rising Star Award
Rising Star Nomination Form

School-Based Health Care Champion Award

Previous Award Recipients

2019: Ramneet Kalra, MPH, MBA
2015: Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI)

About the Award

The Alliance’s School-Based Health Care Champion Award recognizes an individual who develops and leads impactful partnerships with the school-based health care field. Such individuals–from the education, health care, public health or other related sectors– demonstrate innovative strategies and dedication to collaboration to bring comprehensive quality health care services to schools.

Eligibility

Eligible nominees:

  • Demonstrated development and sustainability of impactful partnerships with the school-based health care field
  • Holds a position in education, health care, public health, or another related sector, that collaborates with school-based health care
  • Minimum of 5 years in their field

Individuals not eligible for this award include:

  • Works directly in school-based health care field (e.g. SBHC nurse practitioner, SBHC Director, SBHC health educator)
  • Current and active members of School-Based Health Alliance’s Board of Directors and staff.
  • Individuals who have previously received the Alliance’s School-Based Health Care Champion award
SBHC Champion Nomination Form
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