G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award
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|This annual award is given in memory of G. Scott Giebink, M.D. (1944-2003). Dr. Giebink was an internationally-respected pediatric infectious disease expert and a great advocate for immunization. He also strongly believed in access to health care for all children and helped create MinnesotaCare, a state health insurance program for people with low incomes. The G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award is given each year to a Minnesota organization that has provided leadership and/or innovation in immunization.|
2016 Focus Area
The focus of the 2016 award is active and innovative participation in the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC), Minnesota's immunization information system. Organizations that use MIIC features to increase and/or maintain high immunization rates in their client population, and/or use current technology to increase the quality and/or speed of data sent to MIIC, will be considered.
Any organization that participates in MIIC is eligible to be nominated for this award. It may be a public or private clinic, or a non-traditional site like a long-term care facility, school, child care center, or other organization.
To nominate an organization, complete the nomination form available below. Submit the form and a letter of recommendation describing the organization's immunization improvement activities using MIIC (maximum 500 words) to the MDH Immunization Program. Nominations are due by August 8, 2016. See the nomination form for more details.
Learn more about the 2015 G. Scott Giebink Award winner on the Immunization Awards website.