John Pipe Voices for Change Awards

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The American Diabetes Association is excited to announce the recipients of the seventh Annual "John Pipe Voices for Change Awards." The 2015 John Pipe Voices for Change Award recognizes SDPI programs that have excelled in the following categories: Advocacy, Outcomes and Innovation.

Innovative Program

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Diabetes Program

Program exhibits originality, ingenuity and resourcefulness in delivering culturally-relevant, effective diabetes treatment and prevention services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Leadership Excellence

Whirling Thunder Wellness Program – Whirling Thunder Diabetes Program (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska)

Program addressed social problems, improved accessibility to services and enhanced social well-being of their community through the culturally-relevant, effective diabetes treatment and prevention services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This program also showed efforts in building partnerships and coalitions with other entities (e.g., individuals, organizations, communities, municipalities and service providers) as well as educating on the importance and impact of renewing SDPI funding.

Outcomes Achievement

Chickasaw Nation Diabetes Care Center

Program has achieved results/outcome measures from the culturally-relevant, effective diabetes treatment and prevention services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities (i.e., increased participation, health outcomes and/or behavioral-change outcomes). The outcomes used are consistent with the purpose of the program.

About the John Pipe Voices for Change Awards

The Awakening the Spirit Initiative of the American Diabetes Association recognizes leading Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees by awarding them with the John Pipe Voices for Change Award. These programs are recognized for their effective diabetes treatment and prevention services in the American Indian and Alaska Native community. The awards are named in memory of a long-time diabetes advocate named John Pipe of Wolf Point, Montana. He was a dedicated diabetes advocate and served as a member of the Association's Native American Initiatives Subcommittee. His longstanding community and advocacy efforts reached from his local community to Washington, D.C., and affected countless tribal communities.

These Awards recognize programs that have excelled in the following categories:
  • Leadership Excellence — displayed excellence in addressing social problems, improved accessibility to services and enhanced social well-being of their community as well as showed efforts in educating on the importance and impact of renewing SDPI funding.
  • Outcomes Achievement — developed a program and/or activities that have resulted in measurable outcomes
  • Innovative Program — developed program and/or activities that exhibits originality, ingenuity and resourcefulness

If you have any questions, please contact Angelica Alton at aalton@diabetes.org or 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383).

Past Award Recipients