Delaware Academy Of Medicine and Delaware Public Health Association nationally recognized
The Delaware Academy Of Medicine and Delaware Public Health Association receives national recognition in the 90th Year of its operation.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) has awarded the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association (Academy/DPHA) with its 2020 Outstanding Affiliate of the Year award. The award was given at the APHA Annual Conference, held virtually this year, Council of Affiliates (CoA) Reception Saturday evening.
The CoA Outstanding Affiliate of the Year Award celebrates an APHA Affiliate that has made significant contributions through innovative programs and activities that impact the public’s health. The Affiliate of the Year Award is given to an APHA Affiliate that provides a model for other Affiliates for work or project(s) of high value to public health such as innovative workforce development programming or impactful advocacy for public health policy within its state.
Tim Gibbs, MPH, executive director of the Academy/DPHA said “Just six years ago we became Delaware’s affiliate to APHA, and it has been an amazing experience which has led us to grow in ways few of us could have anticipated.” Mr. Gibbs was joined in accepting the award by President of the Board, Omar A. Khan, MD, MHS who stated “This means the world to our diverse membership of physicians, dentists, researchers, public health practitioners, community health workers, academics, and student interns.
The Delaware Academy of Medicine was founded in 1930 and originally operated as Delaware’s medical library and conference center.