Criteria / Eligibility
State or federal public servants.
The committee is comprised of the membership of the APA Council on Advocacy and Government Relations. The committee reviews all nominations put forth by APA staff, district branches, and individual members and then votes to choose the recipient. The final selection will be forwarded to the Joint Reference Committee and the APA Board of Trustees for final approval.
Nominees for this award must be a public servant who is a champion for mental health and has worked to improve the lives of people who have been impacted by mental health and substance use disorders.
Nomination / Application Details
APA members can nominate a public servant and submit a maximum one-page narrative, demonstrating how the nominee demonstrates distinguished public service to the advancement of mental health.
The state award is presented to the recipient at a location chosen collaboratively between APA staff, the district branch, and the state official.
The federal award is presented to the recipient at a location chosen collaboratively between APA staff and the federal official.
The deadline date for this award is August 31 of each year. Submissions will not be considered if they are incomplete or submitted after the deadline.
Awardees are notified in conjunction with the APA Annual Meeting.
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