National awards from AMA Alliance

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted April 19, 2004

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The AMA Alliance recently gave its 2004 Health Awareness Promotion and Legislative Education and Awareness Promotion Awards.

2004 HAP winners are: community service -- the Alliance with the Washoe County (Nev.) Medical Society for its "Community Action Fund Grant Program;" education and awareness -- Southeastern (Ind.) Medical Alliance for its "Early Age Literacy Project;" fund raising -- Sonoma County (Calif.) Medical Assn. Alliance for its "Foster Children's Gift Program;" Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) -- Summit County (Ohio) Medical Alliance for its "No Bullies--No Victims" program. Initiated in 1989 by the AMA Alliance, the HAP Awards recognize excellence in the health programs and projects of county alliances nationwide.

The LEAP Awards were initiated in 2002 to recognize excellence in the legislative education and awareness programs and projects of county and state alliances. One award is presented to a county and a state alliance annually. LEAP winners for 2004 are: county -- Lee County (Fla.) Medical Society Alliance for its "Bundled MD-1000 Club Memberships" program; and state --Texas Medical Assn. Alliance for its "First Tuesdays at the Capitol" program.

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