American Diabetes Association Opens Call for Nominations for National Service Achievement Awards

April 24, 2013

 The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, has opened the call for nominations for the annual National Service Achievement Awards.

The National Service Achievement Awards are among the American Diabetes Association’s most noteworthy and coveted recognition opportunities. These awards present outstanding volunteer recognition in seven different categories ranging from lifetime service in the cause of diabetes to excellence in health communications. 

They include: 

  • C. Everett Koop Medal for Health Promotion & Awareness
  • Wendell Mayes, Jr. Medal for Lifetime Service
  • Public Policy Leadership Award
  • Ross Hickey Award for Outstanding Service in Diabetes Research Funding
  • Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • Excellence in Health Communications Award
  • Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service

The call for nominations will remain open April 24, 2013, through June 7, 2013. Criteria for each of the awards, nomination information and past winners can be found on

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)