How to Apply
Individuals may nominate themselves or a colleague. To be considered or nominate a colleague for this award, an individual or nominator must:
- Be a current APA member
- Fill out the common application
- Submit two 1-2 page letters of recommendation explaining why they are deserving of the award
- Submit a CV
The APA Community-Engaged Health Care Delivery was inspired by Dr. Marjorie Rosenthal. Marjorie Rosenthal, MD, MPH, was an associate professor of pediatrics at Yale and the associate director of the National Clinician Scholars Program, where she led the Program’s Community-Based Participatory Research Group, establishing ties between Yale Scholars and New Haven community-based organizations and stakeholders. Dr. Rosenthal exemplified all the best qualities of an academic physician: as a teacher and role model, caregiver and community member, researcher, and mentor. She devoted her research career to developing novel approaches to address health inequities for young, marginalized families. Her academic research was focused on identifying practical solutions to complicated community problems, and her success derived from the great joy she experienced from connecting people—planting the seeds of shared understanding and collaboration between stakeholders with different life experiences.
The APA Community-Engaged Health Care Delivery is granted to an instructor, assistant, or associate professor who has led meaningful community-based efforts focused on decreasing health inequities and/or positively impacting the delivery of health care for vulnerable patients and families.
There are two different Community-Engagement Health Care Delivery Award Categories:
- Early Career
APA members from all professions and specialties are eligible for this award, and members from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
Community-based efforts are assessed by:
- Extent to which work demonstrated decreased health inequity or impacts HCD for vulnerable patients and families
- Engagement of community partnership