CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award Nomination Guidelines

CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award Nomination Guidelines
The nominator must be either a CDA member or a component dental society executive director.
A nominator is limited to one nomination per award cycle.
Nominee must hold a California dental license (active or retired).
The award recognizes individual lifetime volunteer commitment and leadership that has had a broad impact on oral health and the improvement of the human condition, or marked by actions that have enabled the dental profession to respond more fully to the individual needs of people at the local, state, national, or international level.
Nominee must exemplify the following humanitarian ideals and attributes:
• Contributing significantly to alleviate human suffering and improving the quality of life and oral health of those served;
• Demonstrating a lifetime of significant leadership and outstanding humanitarian volunteer accomplishments that bring honor to the profession;
• Serving as an inspiration to the dental profession;
• Showing, through the scope of work undertaken, a lifetime commitment to humanity and selflessness in regard to direct personal or organizational gain or profit;
• Establishing a legacy that is of ongoing value and benefit to others;
• Demonstrating the highest level of compassion, respect, integrity and professionalism in the care of patients and families, while recognizing sensitivity to their religious, cultural and ethnic differences;
• Creative interventions and awareness of the impact that illness has on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual lives of patients and their families; and
• Teamwork.
Nominators must submit the following items with the online application (scan documents into MS Word or PDF file format for uploading):
• A Curriculum Vitae/resume highlighting the nominee’s lifetime of humanitarian contributions (maximum 3 pages total); and
• Two letters of support (maximum 2 pages cumulative total) from individuals other than the nominator (one from an official, leader, representative, etc. of the community(ies) where the nominee’s humanitarian efforts are undertaken, well-acquainted to the nominee and who is not affiliated with the nominee’s activities, and one from a colleague who works with or is in support of the nominee’s humanitarian efforts)
• Other supporting documentation (maximum 3 pages cumulative total) to substantiate and fully present the character and lifetime achievement of the nominee at the discretion of the nominator (testimonials, narrative, photographs, brochures, news articles, etc.).
Award Recipients are only eligible to receive this award once. This is an honorable recognition award and recipients of this award will be recognized at an appropriate CDA event, presented with a humanitarian award and be recognized in CDA and CDA Foundation publications. When funding is available, a monetary contribution may be given to a nonprofit of the recipient’s choice.

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