Outstanding Contribution to the SIG

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DBMG SIG Outstanding Contribution to DBMH SIG Award

Purpose of Award: The nomination-based award is intended to recognize a member of the NAPNAP DBMH SIG for their outstanding contribution to the SIG and its mission of prevention, early recognition, treatment and referral of patients with developmental, behavioral, and mental health needs. The award will help to defray the cost of attending the national conference.

Description:
• What the award will be honoring or distinguishing The nomination-based award recognizes the contribution and leadership efforts towards achieving annual SIG goals by meeting
at least one major objective of the SIG as set forth in the annual SIG Goal Plan

Timeline: Applications will be accepted beginning 11/15 annually
• Award amount $1000
• Funding source DBMH SIG
• How often a member can apply for or receive award: Members are eligible to apply annually but may only receive the award once Q3 years.

Requirements: The member-nominee must make a significant contribution to the DBMH SIG mission and annual goals such as prevention, early recognition, treatment, education, and referral of patients with developmental, behavioral, and mental health needs.

Examples of such contributions include: significant contribution to the DBMH body of literature, contributions related to DBMH education for nurse practitioners, significant DBMH-related program development.

The award recipient is expected to present their contribution to the SIG membership in a formal manner (e.g., presentation at annual conference SIG meeting, poster presentation, or other medium).

• Other stipulations requested: NAPNAP requires that there be at least two nominees in order for this award to be evaluated and given. If this requirement is not met, the nominee will be contacted and encouraged to re-apply for the award during the next award cycle. The winner must score a minimum of 15 points for the award to be given. If no nominations are received or the nominees do not meet the qualifications for the award, no funds will be distributed for the year.

Submission deadlines: Submission deadline will be 12/15 annually

Nominations should be sent to: Daniela Weitzman at dweitzman@napnap.org.

Marketing plan for award Information will be posted on the DBMH SIG site, on NAPNAP’s website and the SIG membership will receive an email about the award and application process.

Criteria for Qualification:
• Membership status or open to non-members Must be an active member of DBMH SIG
• Minimum membership timeframe One year DBMH SIG membership
• Certification requirements None
• Required letters of support Nominations selected and approved by DBMH officers
• Required personal statement Letter written as an application to the DBMH SIG Board identifying how the member-nominee addresses the areas of interest for the award, and the impact of their contribution, and how this information will be disseminated to SIG members.
• Other qualifications to be considered: must attend the national conference

Reviewers:
• Number of reviewers: four
• Who should review the applications DBMH SIG Board: Chair, Co-Chair, and Secretary (Board members are not eligible for the award) and one member member-at-large reviewer (non-DBMH SIG member)
Reviewer Evaluation Based on the Following Rubric:
Scoring Criteria (maximum possible 25 points) Points
Possible Points Awarded
DBMH SIG membership (1 point for each year of DBMH SIG membership, up to 5) 5
Contribution to the field of DBMH prevention, early recognition, treatment, education, and referral (up to 5)
0 points = no listed contributions to the field of DBMH
1-2 = evidence of beginning involvement in DBMH activities (e.g., 1 to 2 beginning activities with minimal involvement)
3-4 = evidence of progressive involvement in DBMH activities (e.g., listed 2 or more activities that indicate a solid foundation in DBMH activities)
5 = evidence of significant involvement in DBMH activities (e.g., involvement on a continuum from assuming a leadership role to strong involvement in significant DBMH clinical, educational programs, research, policy development; applicant is known as an influencer in the field of DBMH because of her/his efforts and projects) 5
Contributions to DBMH SIG (up to 5 points)
0 points = no prior contributions to DBMH SIG
1-2 = evidence of beginning involvement in DBMH activities (e.g., involvement on a continuum of membership to evidence of participation in DBMH activity such as joined committee/task force)
3-4 = evidence of a beginning leadership role or active involvement in DBMH SIG activities (e.g., assumed committee chair role or has a history of volunteerism in SIG activities)
5 = evidence of significant involvement in DBMH SIG in a leadership role and a history of active participation in SIG activities (e.g., involvement rated on a continuum from leadership in DBMH committee structure, volunteerism for special projects to leadership as a DBMH SIG officer) 5
Description of what the nominee has achieved and how this will be disseminated to broader SIG membership (0-10 points)
0 points = no listed goals and/or plans for dissemination of information
1-3 = provided evidence of a basic plan of dissemination to other SIG members
4-7 = evidence of a sound plan of dissemination to other SIG members (including provision of examples)
8-10 = evidence of a strong plan of dissemination to other SIG members and possibly the broader NAPNAP community (including provision of examples) 10
Total points (up to 25)