Model State Award

Model State Award with Honors

The Model State Award with Honors recognizes that in addition to achievement in education, patient and community service, legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, and membership outreach and development these state societies are also being recognized for outstanding achievement for a particular program or initiative.

2018 award recipients

  • Colorado Dermatologic Society
  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Iowa Dermatological Society
  • Ohio Dermatological Association
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Texas Dermatological Society

Model State Award

The Model State Award recognizes state society achievement in education, patient support and community service, legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, and membership outreach and development.

There is a new core criteria that each State Society must have a Web page that provides, at minimum, basic information regarding mission and contact information.

Note: Societies that do not meet the core criteria and would like assistance in further developing their societies are encouraged to contact AAD staff member Sandi Ring by email at sring@aad.org or by phone at 847-240-1241. If you do not currently have a Web page, please contact Sandi for guided instruction regarding how to develop a simple landing page.

2018 award recipients

  • Alabama Dermatology Society
  • Arizona Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society
  • Maryland Dermatologic Society
  • Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
  • Michigan Dermatological Society
  • Minnesota Dermatological Society
  • Missouri Dermatological Society
  • North Carolina Dermatology Association
  • Oregon Dermatology Society
  • Rhode Island Dermatology Society
  • South Carolina Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Utah Dermatology Society
  • West Virginia Dermatological Society

Application


Special Recognition Award

The Special Recognition Award recognizes state societies that are being recognized for outstanding achievement for a particular program or initiative.

A more comprehensive application has been developed that is intended to gather more specific information about your special projects and programs as well as capturing the logistical details that will allow other state societies to replicate those which have been identified as Innovative and Promising Practices.

Note: The Innovative and Promising Practices align with the Special Recognition Award and focus on a range of initiatives within the context of dermatology, dermatological care, state society efforts, and state society member engagement and management. Some examples include initiatives intended to engage members, provide community involvement and volunteer opportunities, enhance advocacy efforts, provide support to resident and young physicians, development of leadership initiatives, build collaborative relationships, and more. Those selected will be featured on the aad.org State Society Web page and will be disseminated broadly through various other State Society communications.

Information to be gathered:

  • Special recognition category
  • Title of program/initiative
  • Challenge/issue being addressed (AIM)
  • Implementation strategies (How did you do this? Share step-by-step to aid in replication by other state societies should they be interested in this innovative and promising practice)
  • Cost associated
  • Challenges faced and solutions identified
  • Timeline (from inception to completion)
  • Outcome (IMPACT)
  • Important things to consider for other State Societies seeking to replicate this initiative

2018 award recipients

  • Illinois Dermatological Society
  • Indiana Academy of Dermatology

Application