Call for Nominations: 2020 William H.J. Haffner Award

The 2020 William H. J. Haffner Award recipient will be officially announced during the 2020 Annual and Scientific Meeting on April 25, 2020, in Seattle, WA.

Nominations for the 2020 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.

The recipient of the ACOG 2020 William H.J. Haffner Award will receive:

  • Waived registration fee, up to four nights of hotel (room and tax) and airfare (within government guidelines) to attend the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA, April 24-27, 2020;
  • Recognition at the American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health Committee reception at the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, on April 25, 2020 in Seattle, WA.

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 December 1st.

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.