Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) presents different awards that recognize the professional accomplishments of our members. Award nominations are open to all KPCA members.
Aaron Brown Emerging Leader Award
In 1996, the KPCA Board of Directors established the Aaron Brown Emerging Leader Award to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the furtherance of primary health care in Kentucky. Aaron was an extremely effective individual in the CHC movement and services to the undeserved.
• Staff of member primary health care clinics including providers, administrators, clinical support staff and others.
• Board members of member clinics and other volunteers who have given time to promote and improve primary health care services
• Other individuals not directly affiliated with primary health care clinic who have been consistently supportive of primary in Kentucky, such as government officials (state, local, and federal), educators and others who have made significant contributions toward achieving the goals of the Association.
Lois Baker Exemplary Service Award
Lois Baker was the founding member of KPCA. To honor her, the KPCA Board of Directors created the Exemplary Service Award in her name. To be considered for this award, the nominee must have demonstrated a similar level of commitment, effort and success in increasing access to quality health care services in an underserved area of Kentucky.
• Demonstrated tenacity
• Overcome adversity in a hostile environment
• Served in the health care industry “over the long haul”
• Must be recognized by their peers for an unflagging commitment to improving the health of their community.
Joseph E. Smith Award
Named after the long time CEO of Kentucky Primary Care Association, this award was established in 2019 to recognize the significant contribution to the furtherance of primary health care in Kentucky.
• Must be an organizational member of KPCA
• Promotes or facilitates the development of health delivery systems
• Has improved access to health services and information for undeserved people through innovative, comprehensive approaches. Factors considered include outreach, preventive health and education, quality and efficiency of care, and strong community support and involvement. KPCA.
Cherie Judd Spirit Award
The late Cherie Judd was the Chief Financial Officer for Juniper Health, Inc. An award has been recommended in her name by both her former CEOs at Juniper Health. This award is to be given by KCPA staff to an employee of a member clinic who has gone above and beyond to enhance the success of their organization, meeting their mission and the mission of the KCPA.
• Employee of a member clinic
• An advocate who has gone above and beyond on behalf of their organization and the patients they serve
• This can be on behalf of a special project or common goal of the KPCA membership
• An employee who not only goes above and beyond themselves but seeks to encourage their peers up with them.
Use the link below to start the nomination process