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Chapter Awards


Minnesota Chapter Wins 2019 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 Minnesota Chapter received a 2019 John Tooker Evergreen Award for their initiative, Webinars/Live-streaming for education on Opioids and Health Equity Topics.

Webinars/Live-streaming for Education on Opiods and Health Equity Topics

The Minnesota Chapter needed a way to appeal to their rural members and find a way for them to attend educational events previously only offered live at their annual Scientific Session. For the past three years, they have offered videotaped webinars and live- streaming of the half-day hot topics sessions held in conjunction with the annual Scientific Session. Training includes opioid prescribing and increasing health equity. Attendance at the webinars has almost doubled since the first live session in 2016.

Previous Evergreen Awards

  • 2008 - Improving the Poster Judging Experience
  • 2009 - Creating a Med-Peds Partnership: Transition and Care of the Adult with Childhood-Onset Disease
  • 2012 - Peer Judging of Posters at the Annual State Chapter Meeting
  • 2018 - I.M. on Tap

Minnesota Chapter Recognized as an Evergreen All-Star

In 1993, the Evergreen Awards Program was started as a way to recognize outstanding chapter efforts and innovation. As a way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the program, the Chapters Subcommittee and staff looked for a way to recognize chapters who have demonstrated a long-term engagement with the program. The criteria included that a chapter must have submitted at least 5 nominations, had at least 2 winners, and had a nominated program running for at least 3 years. The Minnesota Chapter has contributed to the growth of all chapters through their commitment to sharing successful best practices through the Evergreen program and has been recognized as an Evergreen All-Star for their achievements.


2019 Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Silver Level of the 2019 Chapter Excellence Award! Only 15 chapters received the Silver Award. The award recognizes chapters that achieve excellence in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty-one Bronze criteria and fifteen Silver criteria. Criteria include such activities as undertaking efforts to increase advocacy efforts, collaborating with stakeholders to increase visibility of the ACP, holding competitions for members, providing chapter financial reports to members, having Medical Student and Resident/Fellow members on the Governor's Advisory council, retaining transitional and unpaid members, giving awards to chapter members. I 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.