Jacob K. Javits Award Nominations Now Open

The Council on Advocacy and Government Relations (CAGR) of the American Psychiatric Association is soliciting nominations for the Jacob K. Javits Award for the year 2019. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 1, 2018.

Established in 1986, the Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award honors the legacy of U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits of New York. First elected in 1956, Senator Javits served for 24 years, using his position on the then-Labor and Public Welfare Committee to spearhead health-related legislation, achieving multiple successes on behalf of the mentally ill and on substance abuse issues.

CAGR presents the award to a public servant who has made a significant contribution to the mentally ill and the mental health community.  The Javits Award is given annually, alternately to a state public servant and a federal public servant.  Presenting the Javits Award gives APA the opportunity to showcase the work honorees provide on behalf of consumers and the fields of health care and mental health care.

Interested members may nominate a federal public servant by forwarding a completed nomination form and supporting documents. Please email the form to dmcrae@psych.org<mailto:dmcrae@psych.org> no later than June 1, 2018

Nominations will be reviewed by Members of the Council on Advocacy and Government Relations. The selected individual will receive a plaque presented during the calendar year 2019. Recipients will also be featured in a national press release by the APA, and are often commemorated by their fellow legislators and constituents.

Submit a Nomination Today!