The Medical Care Section honors leaders in public health and medical care, presenting awards during the APHA Annual Meeting.

Avedis Donabedian Healthcare Quality Award

The Avedis Donabedian Healthcare Quality Award aims to revitalize and impart an appreciation of the work of 1999 APHA Sedgwick honoree Avedis Donabedian, MD, MPH, and to recognize outstanding contributions to quality assurance and improvement of health care.

Contact: Gordy Schiff

Arthur J. Viseltear Prize

The Arthur J. Viseltear Prize is awarded to historians who have made important contributions to the study of the history of public health.

Contact: Kavita Sivaramakrishnan

Medical Care Section Award

The Medical Care Section Award recognizes leadership, service and dedication to the Section. Most of the awardees were past Medical Care Section chairs at the time of the award. The award honors excellence in policy development and program planning as well as efforts to build the Section’s membership and student engagement opportunities.

Student Awards

The Medical Care Section has bestowed student awards for many years. Awards have honored outstanding student abstracts and presentations at the APHA Annual Meeting.

Contact: Katherine Virgo, Linda D. Green, Julie Zito

An Evening with…

At every APHA Annual Meeting, the Medical Care Section holds a special program titled “An Evening With…” It is a time to hear from a person or group responsible for significant contribution to public health. The evening is an opportunity for Medical Care Section and other APHA members to meet and talk with individuals and groups that shape public health issues.