The American Medical Association solicits annual nominations for the American Medical Association Awards for Outstanding Government Service for outstanding government service—considered one of the most prestigious awards honoring elected officials and career government employees.

These awards aim to recognize significant accomplishments to advance public health.

2022 nomination form

Access the nomination form for the Awards for Outstanding Government Service. Nominations must be received 5 p.m. Eastern, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.


Nominees who meet the following criteria are considered for the award:

  • Contributed greatly to the public health through elected and career government service
  • Is an outstanding leader in his/her field
  • Has high personal integrity
  • Promoted the art and science of medicine in or through government service
  • Developed a special project that contributed to the public health of a given community or special population

View the 2022 American Medical Association Awards for Outstanding Government Service brochure (PDF).

The AMA presents these awards in seven categories of public service, including local, state and federal government. Each year, the caliber of nominees is a testament to the incredible health care initiatives being advanced throughout our nation.

  • U.S. senator
  • U.S. representative
  • Member of the executive branch serving by presidential/political appointment (federal)
  • Member of the executive branch in career public service (federal)
  • Governor or elected statewide official
  • Member of the state legislature
  • Career public servant at the state or local level

If you have any questions regarding the awards or the nomination process, contact the Awards Secretariat at (314) 721-4506. 

View a video honoring the 2021 award recipients, and learn more about each recipient.



Award category: Member of the executive branch in career public service


Darlene Chee

CEO

Indian Health Service, Navajo Area

Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility

 

 


Award category: Member of the executive branch in career public service for scientific achievement


Daniel Kastner, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Intramural Research

Head and Inflammatory Disease Section

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health

 


Award category: Career public servant at the state level


John R. Baird, MD, MPH

Coroner/North Dakota State health officer

Cass County North Dakota Department of Public Health

 

 

 


Award category: Career public servant at the local level


Ray C. Funnye

Public services director

Georgetown County, South Carolina

 

 

 



Liane Jollon

Executive director

San Juan Basin Health Department

 

 

 


View a list of past winners (PDF).

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