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AWARDS

The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) is pleased to share with you information about its Annual ADAP Leadership Awards. The awards recognize individual, community, government and corporate leaders who are working to improve access to care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS - including the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

Nominations are solicited annually from the community, and honorees are selected by an Awards Committee comprised of our board members, as well as other ADAP stakeholders. The awards are presented to the honorees during our Annual ADAP Leadership Awards Dinner, which is held at the conclusion of our Annual AIDS Drug Assistance Program Conference in Washington, DC.

2016-2017 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

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2015-2016 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  Carl Schmid, The AIDS Institute
  • ADAP Emerging Leader of the Year (individual):  Alex Smith, AIDS Alabama
  • ADAP Corporate Partner of the Year:  Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • ADAP Community Organization of the Year:  North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN)
  • ADAP Lawmaker of the Year:  The Honorable Carl Sciortino, Massachusetts General Assembly
  • ADAP Social Media Campaign of the Year:  HEAL Blog, by Marcus Hopkins, Community Access National Network
  • ADAP Grassroots Campaign of the Year:  Legalized Needle Exchange by the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
  • ADAP Media Story of the Year:  “Sex 58,000 Times With Undetectable Partners = Zero HIV Transmission” by JD Davids, The Body Dot Com, 07/14/16

2014-2015 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Lifetime Achievement (individual): The Honorable Donna M. Christensen (Former Delegate, U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  David Poole, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • ADAP Emerging Leader of the Year (individual):  Rivkah Meder, AIDS Care Service
  • ADAP Corporate Partner of the Year:  Merck
  • ADAP Community Organization of the Year:  Georgia Equality and Philadelphia FIGHT
  • ADAP Lawmaker of the Year:  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor (New York)
  • ADAP Social Media Campaign of the Year:  HIV Video Minute, by Josh Robbins
  • ADAP Grassroots Campaign of the Year:  Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA)
  • ADAP Media Story of the Year:  "Disease Outbreaks Reignite Needle-Exchange Debate" by Gabe Johnson, Wall Street Journal, 06/19/15

2013-2014 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  Kathie Hiers, AIDS Alabama
  • ADAP Emerging Leader of the Year (individual):  Wanda Brendle-Moss
  • ADAP Corporate Partner of the Year:  Ramsell Corporation
  • ADAP Community Organization of the Year:  Community Education Group
  • ADAP Lawmaker of the Year:  The Honorable Henry Waxman, M.C. (California)
  • ADAP Social Media Campaign of the Year:  The Poz Life, by Patrick Ingram
  • ADAP Grassroots Campaign of the Year:  Moral Mondays
  • ADAP Media Story of the Year:  "Continuing HIV Care for Formerly Incarcerated U.S. Citizens" by Candace Y.A. Montague, TheBodyDotCom. 06/13/13

2012-2013 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Lifetime Achievement (individual): The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson (Former Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)
  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  President Barack Obama
  • ADAP Emerging Leader of the Year (individual):  Julio Fonseca, HealthHIV
  • ADAP Corporate Partner of the Year:  HarborPath
  • ADAP Community Organization of the Year:  AIDS Foundation of Chicago
  • ADAP Lawmaker of the Year:  The Honorable Tom Coburn, U.S. Senate (OK), The Honorable Donna Christensen, M.C. (V.I.)
  • ADAP Social Media Campaign of the Year:  My HIV Journey, by Aaron Laxton
  • ADAP Grassroots Campaign of the Year:  Decriminalization by North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
  • ADAP Media Story of the Year:  "Why Some with HIV Still Can't Get Treatment" by Sarah Childress, PBS Frontline, 07/11/12

2011-2012 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  Eddie Hamilton, ADAP Educational Initiative
  • ADAP Emerging Leader of the Year (individual):  Kevin Maloney, Community Access National Network
  • ADAP Corporate Partner of the Year:  Walgreen Co. 
  • ADAP Community Organization of the Year:  AIDS Alabama
  • ADAP Lawmaker of the Year:  The Honorable Jim McDermott, M.C. (WA-7), The Honorable Barbara Lee, M.C. (CA-9), The Honorable Trent Franks, M.C. (AZ-2)
  • ADAP Social Media Campaign of the Year:  Maria's Journal, by Maria Mejia
  • ADAP Grassroots Campaign of the Year:  Florida ADAP Campaign by FHAAN (via The AIDS Institute)
  • ADAP Media Story of the Year:  "Iowa Insurance Pool is a Colossal Failure" by Andie Dominick, Des Moines Register

2010-2011 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  Richard “Dab” Garner of Dab the AIDS Bear Project
  • ADAP Emerging Leader of the Year (individual):  Jason King of AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • ADAP Corporate Partner of the Year:  The Honorable Neil Romano of The Romano Group, LLC
  • ADAP Community Organization of the Year:  Stephen Gunsallus of Counseling Ministries Dot Org
  • ADAP Lawmaker of the Year:  The Honorable Alcee Hastings, M.C. (FL-23)
  • ADAP Social Media Campaign of the Year:  AIDS Activism 101 by Mark King of MyFabulousDisease
  • ADAP Grassroots Campaign of the Year:  Butch McKay of Positive Living Conference / ActivateU
  • ADAP Media Story of the Year: HIV S.O.S. by Charles Blow of the New York Times

2009-2010 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  Jeffrey Lewis of the Heinz Family Philanthropies

2008-2009 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  William “Bill” Arnold of the Community Access National Network (CANN)

2007-2008 ADAP Leadership Awardees:

The following leaders were honored:

  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):  Ben Tesdahl, Esq. of the Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville PC law firm
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