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Recognize a HIMSS Chapter Advocate Making a Difference

Chapter Advocates HIMSS18

Chapters of HIMSS take on an integral role at HIMSS, and so every year we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of chapter advocates who are actively working to make a difference in health information and technology through advocacy at the state, provincial and local level.

The HIMSS Chapter Advocate of the Year Award is a prestigious and widely recognized award presented to the Chapter Advocate who demonstrates exceptional leadership in this arena.

Consider nominating a deserving HIMSS member for the Chapter Advocate of the Year Award – but first, please review the eligibility and requirements below.

Who’s Eligible?

  • Members who are officially recognized by their Chapter as a Chapter Advocate during the fiscal year 2017-2018 (FY18: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).
  • Not eligible: current Chapter Advocacy Roundtable (CAR) chair and vice chairs and previous Chapter Advocate of the Year Award recipients.
  • Chapter Leaders and Advocates may nominate either themselves (if considered a chapter advocate) and/or other chapter advocates.

Application & Selection Process

  • Chapter Leaders and Advocates must email the completed nomination form below to Alana Lerer by Monday, November 5, 2018.
  • Submissions are reviewed by the HIMSS State Government Affairs team and CAR leadership.
  • The FY18 Chapter Advocate of the Year will be announced during the November 2018 Monthly CAR call.

Award Recognition

  • The recipient of this award will receive a scholarship to attend HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS19)
  • The recipient will be recognized during the following HIMSS19 events:
  • Public Policy Leaders Networking Breakfast
  • State Policy Luncheon
  • Chapter Leader and Advocate Pre-conference Workshop

HIMSS Chapter Advocate of the Year Award Nomination Form

Download the Nomination Form