Call for Nominations for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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Story: Call for Nominations for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health/Prevent Blindness logoPrevent Blindness invites nominations for the 2018 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health.

The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, team, or organisation that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at the community, state, national and/or international level.

Among the highest honors Prevent Blindness bestows, this prestigious award consists of formal acknowledgement and a commemorative plaque to be presented at the Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, DC on July 18, 2018.  It further comes with an invitation to present on this work as the closing plenary speaker of the Summit.

The award serves as a living memorial to Jenny Pomeroy, who served as the CEO of Prevent Blindness Georgia from 1996 until 2013 and brought a passionate understanding of public health to her work and our mission.

Nomination Criteria:

An individual, team, or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of public health and vision and eye health at a community, state, national, and/or international level. If awarded, the nominee must be available to present at the 2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, DC on July 18, 2018 to receive the award. Travel expenses will be covered from anywhere in the United States (if international, note Prevent Blindness will reimburse airfare up to $600).

Submission:

  • Nomination form
  • A 500-word (or less) description of why the nominee is deserving of this award.  Descriptions should be concise and specific and clearly demonstrate the nominee’s commitment to vision and eye health and public health along with the number of years the nominee has been working in the area of vision and public health.
  • A one-page biographical sketch (or vita) of the nominee  or one-page background of the team/organisation
  • In addition to the above information, you may also provide any additional materials you feel are relevant to the nomination (please limit this to less than 10 pages).
  • Please note: Submissions not adhering to the above submission guidelines (page limits, word count, etc.) will not be reviewed.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 27, 2017 at noon ET.

For more information, visit www.preventblindness.org/jenny-pomeroy-award-excellence-vision-and-public-health.