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AABC Seeks Nominations for Achievement Awards

Monday, July 6, 2015  

** Deadline for Nominations: JULY 20, 2015 ** 

 

Do you want to recognize a person who has been a champion for birth centers? You may want to nominate a writer who has given your birth center exceptional media coverage, a consumer who has contributed to the growth of birth centers in your community, a politician who has supported legislation for safe, quality care in birth centers, or a professional peer or collaborating physician who has labored hard in the birth center movement. The AABC Achievement Awards are a terrific opportunity to nationally recognize those who support birth centers.  


Awards will be presented at the Welcome Celebration of the 9th Annual AABC Birth Institute on Thursday, October 1, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Nominations for achievement awards will be accepted in five categories: Professional, Collaborating Physician, Public  Advocate, Community, and Media.

Guidelines for Nominations

To make a nomination, please send the following information to AABC by July 20, 2015

  • Nominee's name, degrees, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Category for which person is being nominated
  • Evidence of meeting the criteria for this award
  • Person who is making nomination, address,  telephone number, and email address.

Send to:

AABC Awards Committee
3123 Gottschall Road 
Perkiomenville, PA 18074
Fax: 215-234-8829
Email: Awards@BirthCenters.org

Criteria for Awards

Professional

  1. Licensed practitioner in an out-of-hospital setting for 5 years and/or member of AABC for 5 years.
  2. Actively supportive of birth centers as an alternative birth site option in the community.
  3. Active in promoting birth centers as a cost-effective, health oriented alternative for low-risk, healthy women and families in areas of well-woman care, pregnancy, labor, birth and the newborn period.
  4. Has contributed to the advancement and/or establishment of birth centers in the United States.
  5. Active in promoting ongoing community support of the basic philosophy of birth centers to the public (i.e., through public speaking, published articles, etc.)
  6. Politically active and aware of the problems facing birth centers in the past and present.  Committed to improving birth centers in the future through continued upholding of birth centers as safe alternative care for women.


Collaborating Physician

  1. Collaborating physician for a freestanding birth center for 5 years and/or member of AABC for 5 years.
  2. Actively supportive of birth centers as an alternative birth site option in the community.
  3. Active in promoting birth centers as a cost-effective, health oriented alternative for low-risk, healthy women and families in areas of well-woman care, pregnancy, labor, birth and the newborn period.
  4. Has contributed to the advancement and/or establishment of birth centers in the United States.
  5. Active in promoting ongoing community support of the basic philosophy of birth centers to the public (i.e., through public speaking, published articles, etc.)
  6. Politically active and aware of the problems facing birth centers in the past and present
  7. Committed to improving birth centers in the future through continued upholding of birth centers as safe alternative care for women.


Media

  1. Supportive of basic philosophies of birth centers regarding preventive health oriented care for women and their infants in pregnancy, labor, birth and the newborn period.
  2. Accurate reporting of birth centers as an alternative safe, cost-effective site for birth through excellence in newscasting, journalism, video promotion, websites, etc.
  3. Active in support, through media, of alternative health care options and health care providers to promote health and wellness in the community.


Public Advocate

  1. Active in sponsoring and/or supporting legislation supportive of the concept of birth centers and the basic philosophy of AABC.
  2. Active in support of reimbursement from both private insurance and federal funds.
  3. Supportive of preventive, health oriented, cost-effective health care for all.
  4. Supportive of health care alternatives and alternative health practitioners as safe, cost-effective health care options for normal, low-risk women and their families.


Community

  1. Supportive of the basic philosophies of birth centers regarding preventive health oriented care for women and their infants in pregnancy, labor, birth and the newborn period.
  2. Through community awareness programs and/or projects has contributed to the growth of birth centers or promotes birth centers as an alternate, cost-effective health care option (i.e., sponsoring support groups, lobbying to make legislators aware of consumer needs, talking to large groups, etc.).
  3. Is a consumer of a birth center who is committed to the birth center future as the community health care option for normal, low-risk women and their families.

Download awards criteria and list of past recipients.


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