|This annual award is given in memory of G. Scott Giebink, M.D. (1944-2003). Along with his work as an internationally respected expert in middle ear disease and immunization, Dr. Giebink was also a leader in the creation of MinnesotaCare, a state health-insurance program for the underprivileged. Dr. Giebink was a great advocate of immunization and strongly believed in access to health care for all children. The G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award will be given to a clinic or organization that has displayed leadership or innovative work in the area of immunization.|
2015 Focus Area
This year the focus of the Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award will be vaccine-preventable diseases, including participation in reportable vaccine-preventable disease surveillance, enhanced surveillance projects, and/or response to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease.
- Health care organizations that work in the areas of immunization and/or vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD). Organizations may include public and private clinics along with non-traditional sites such as elderly care or reproductive health clinics.
- Non-health care organizations that work to educate the public about immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases are also eligible for the award.
To nominate a clinic, hospital, health care organization, or non-health care organization, submit the nomination form and a letter of recommendation describing the actions that have been performed to improve immunization and/or detect and prevent VPDs in Minnesota (maximum 500 words).
Nominations are due Aug. 14, 2015.
Nomination Form (Word)
The G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award nomination form.