The 2020 Haffner Award

On behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the College Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Women’s Health is extremely pleased to announce that Capt. Suzanne England, DNP, CNM, is the 2020 recipient of the Haffner Award for her career-long commitment to the highest standards of clinical care for American Indian and Alaska Native Women. Read the complete announcement.

Call for Nominations: 2021 Haffner Award

Nominations for the 2021 ACOG Outstanding AI/AN Women’s Health Care Clinician Award, also known as the William H.J. Haffner AI/AN Women’s Health Award, are now being solicited from throughout the Indian health care system! This award recognizes the exceptional efforts of those individuals who have made major contributions to improving the quality of American Indian/Alaska Native women’s health and health care.

Award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a health care professional (e.g. obstetrician-gynecologist, family physician, registered nurse, certified nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, etc.)
  • Clearly demonstrate a long-term commitment and dedication to providing exceptional care to American Indian/Alaska Native Women
  • Currently work in an Indian Health Service or Tribal position or be recently retired from such a position

Submit a nomination

To submit a nomination email a letter of nomination and a CV of the person nominated to Sue Viana at Any questions about the award or the nomination process may be addressed to Ms. Viana at the above email address. The deadline for submission of nominations is November 16, 2020.

Nominations will be reviewed and scored by the awards committee of the ACOG Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health. An endowed fund raised by contributions from friends of ACOG and its Indian women’s health initiatives, supplemented by ACOG’s overall endowment, support the cost of sustaining this annual award process.