NBASLH Advocate of the Year Award

The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) Committee promotes advocacy for legislative issues that impact the black individuals with communication disorders and differences as well as black professionals in audiology and speech-language pathology.

The Advocate of the Year Award recognizes the NBASLH affiliate and individual members who are most active and dynamic in achieving the goals of the Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee at the federal, state, and local levels of government. NBASLH established this award to acknowledge the important contributions that affiliate chapters and individual members make through advocating locally while encouraging other members to advocate. Through this recognition, NBASLH encourages educational growth, increased involvement at the national level and community, and legislative involvement. Winners will be announced during the NBASLH’s 45th anniversary convention in Washington, D.C.

Candidates may apply directly for consideration or they can be nominated by another member. 

Affiliate Eligibility
1.  Affiliate must be in good standing with NBASLH.
2.  Chapter must have been in good standing for a minimum of one year.

Professional Member Eligibility
1.  Applicant must be a current member of NBASLH.
2.  Applicant must have been in good standing for a minimum of one year.

Student Member Eligibility
1.  Applicant must be a current member of NBASLH.
2.  Applicant must be a student in good standing at their college or university.

Criteria
In order to be considered for this award, an affiliate/individual should be involved in community, education, and legislative efforts to amplify the voice of those with communication disorders and the profession. 

Example of Advocacy Activities

1.  Socially Advocated: Interacted with the public and encouraged them to support your cause publicly.

2.  Connected with Representative: Contacted representatives to share concerns and spoke up for your cause.

3.  Volunteered: Became involved in a local cause related to Communication Science Disorders.

4.  Educated others: Told others about our field and work; told the stories of families you impact.

5.  Advocacy event: Hosted a fundraising gala and town hall, offered training, and sponsored a speaker.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE APPLICATION BY FEBRUARY 19, 2023. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE AT 11:59 PM EST ON THE DAY OF THE DEADLINE.


Award Application Online Submission Form

 Application Deadline is February 19, 2023