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We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2021 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 44 other outstanding chapters. In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty-one Bronze criteria, seventeen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians. we would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.
Georgia Chapter Wins 2021 John Tooker Evergreen Award
The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter. The Georgia Chapter received a 2021 John Tooker Evergreen Award for their initiative, I.M. Making a Difference in Georgia - Increased Engagement and Community Service by the Georgia Chapter of the ACP.
I.M. Making a Difference in Georgia - Increased Engagement and Community Service by the Georgia Chapter of the ACP
For the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Georgia Chapter was challenged by its new Governor to increase its presence and influence in the State through a call to volunteerism entitled: “I.M. Making a Difference in Georgia: Call to Member Engagement and Volunteer Community Service.” The Chapter engaged its members in community service projects throughout the State. The project was explicitly designed to promote member engagement, community service, and to recruit new members. The project's overall goals were to involve a large number of chapter members in community service and to impact parts of the state that are outside of the Chapter’s traditional 11-county area. Specific community service projects were designed by the members to help meet particular needs in their communities and encompassed a variety of volunteer activities, including work at free/indigent clinics, food pantries, health fairs, music programs for memory care units, charitable donations, and presentations of health education topics to community groups.
Previous Evergreen Awards
- 1996 - Travels with Charlie
- 1997 - Medical Student Mentoring Program
- 1999 - State Funding of Medical Student Mentoring Program
- 2001 - Medical Student Competition to Develop Patient Education Brochure
- 2003 - Georgia Primary Care Coalition
- 2005 - Diabetes Care Improvement Project
- 2013 - Council of Young Physicians (CYP) Initiatives
- 2013 - Evergreen All-Star
- 2017 - Early Career Faculty Poster Competition & Faculty Development Course
- 2018 - Evergreen All-Star
- 2018 - Collaboration in State Advocacy