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

Alexandria,
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 diabetes.org/awards.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.