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As of November 1, 2012, the Aging & Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association will accept nominations for the 2013 Archstone Award for Excellence in Program Innovation.  The award was established in 1997 to identify best practice models in the field of health and aging, and to provide recognition and an opportunity to highlight the work at the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association.




Programs that effectively link academic theory to applied practice in the field of public health and aging are eligible for nomination.  Nominees should also have documented results, but have been in operation less than 10 years.  Preference will be given to nominees who have not received prior awards or special recognition.




In two single-space typed pages, please describe the program to be nominated.  The narrative should include information about the problem being addressed, the population served, the project’s design, partnerships or collaboration, funding, and measurable benefits and outcomes. Only one program may be nominated per agency or organization.  




An independent panel will review all nominations.  The criteria for award selection will include:




ü  Creativity in project design;


ü  Documented outcomes and benefits of the program;


ü  Replication potential;


ü  Evidence of collaboration and partnerships; and


ü  Dissemination strategy.




The winner is expected to attend the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Boston, Massachusetts, November 2-6, 2013 at a special Aging & Public Health Section Award Session and attend the awards ceremony.  In recognition of this achievement, and to assist with the travel expenses, the winning organization will receive a $500 cash award.  Honorable mention(s) may also be awarded to one or more nominees submitting distinguished programs as determined by the review panel.


Nominations are to be postmarked by April 1, 2013 and may be sent or E-mailed to:




Irena Pesis-Katz, Ph.D.


Chair, Archstone Foundation Awards Committee


Assistant Professor


University of Rochester Medical Center


601 Elmwood Avenue, Box SON


Rochester, NY 14642


Phone: (585) 276-4036


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For an application form and a list of past winners, please visit www.archstone.org.


2013 International Family Nursing Conference

 Honoring the Past; Celebrating the Future
June 19-22, 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

The 2013 International Family Nursing Conference theme, Honoring the Past; Celebrating the Future, will continue a tradition of gathering nurses and interdisciplinary colleagues from around the world to exchange ideas and address critical questions related to family research, practice and education. Through pre-conference workshops, plenary sessions, symposia, and paper/poster exchanges, attendees will have ample opportunities to learn about recent advances in the field and share their work and ideas with others who share their commitment to family nursing. With an eye to the future, the 2013 conference will emphasize interdisciplinary connections, practice linkages, translational research, and innovative approaches to teaching and curriculum development.

To learn more about this conference please click here.