“Recognition is not a scarce resource. You can’t use it up or run out of it.” – Susan M. Heathfield
Every day, pediatricians and child health advocates are going above and beyond to ensure that Minnesota’s children and teens have a chance to live the healthiest, most promising lives they can. MNAAP wants to honor and celebrate these individuals through the chapter’s annual awards and needs your help to find the recipients who deserve to have their contributions celebrated.
The nomination process for the MNAAP annual awards is now open. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, July 7. The chapter has two awards: the Distinguished Service Award and the Eric Dick Child Advocacy Award.
To see a list of previous honorees, visit the Annual Awards page.
Distinguished Service Award
Each year MNAAP recognizes a pediatrician for their outstanding efforts that contribute to the improvement of child health care. This is really the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the pediatrician who has dedicated their life to improving care for children throughout the state of Minnesota.
Click here to see more criteria for the Distinguished Service Award and to make a nomination.
Eric Dick Child Advocacy Award
MNAAP chooses an individual from the community who goes above and beyond their everyday routine to advocate for the health and welfare of children in Minnesota. This annual award was renamed in 2021 to honor the chapter’s late lobbyist, Eric Dick, who passed away in January of that year. Eric was a tireless advocate for Minnesota’s infants, children, and teens.
Click here to see more criteria for the Eric Dick Child Advocacy Award and to make a nomination.